Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, lashed out at critics of his current artwork during an interview he conducted Thursday with the folks over at the “Nota Bene: This Week in the Art World” podcast, with a rather rude choice of words.
During the episode, Hunter was asked what he had to say to folks who are questioning the price of his art and for raising concerns about who might be buying his pieces.
“Other than ‘f*** ’em,'” Biden went on to say. “I’d be amazed if my art had sold for $10. … The price is completely subjective.”
“To become an artist and subject yourself to that … criticism of sharing your art to wider audience than your friends and family is, at least in my book, is a pretty courageous thing to do,” he then said.
“The last two and a half years of my life … have been the most amazing time in my life – despite all of the constant, constant attacks and tension. I’ve applied myself to something that gives me an incredible sense of purpose,” the younger Biden said.
The White House had claimed Biden and President Joe Biden’s administration would be left in the dark about the anonymous bidders for the artwork in sales this September. They have offered assurances that safeguards are in place to prevent the appearance of access to the White House and any influence over policy being purchased.
But it was reported that Hunter Biden is going to attend viewings of the art in Los Angeles and New York with Georges Bergès Gallery, with the reports citing an elevated risk of Biden interacting with bidders in spite of any efforts at anonymity.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said officials will not know the final buyer – with Bergès, though a close friend of Hunter’s, keeping the final buyer’s identity to himself. Still, some in the media have raised the prospect of a buyer boasting of a Hunter Biden purchase on social media or via conventional news outlets.
The Washington Post has recently revealed that some of Hunter’s artwork could be sold for prices as high as $500,000. That’s insanely high for a first-time artist.
It’s this particular fact that has made so many folks suspicious. Not to mention Hunter has a pretty well established history of shady business deals with folks in China and other countries around the world.
It isn’t all that surprising to think he might be up to no good here.