The following article includes mentions of substance abuse and addiction.
There was a lot of talk from both sides of the political aisle in 2020 about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his journey with drug addiction. But very little of all this buzz came from the source himself. That’s all about to change when Hunter’s memoir is published in spring 2021.
In one of the most memorable moments of the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump brought up Hunter Biden’s past with drugs, seemingly in an attempt to throw off his opponent. President Biden said, “My son, like a lot of people, like lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s fixed it, he’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”
Hunter is now in recovery, with the help of rehabilitation centers, 12-step programs, and even psychedelic treatment, according to Rolling Stone.
Some critics have said that this book is an example of the president’s son trying to capitalize on the presidency. But is that accurate?
Keep scrolling to read the truth about Hunter’s upcoming memoir.
Hunter Biden's memoir will be titled 'Beautiful Things'
Hunter Biden’s memoir, Beautiful Things, will be published by Simon & Schuster and available to purchase on April 6, 2021. The book will be about Biden’s personal history with addiction, and is already receiving praise, according to Associated Press, from renowned authors like Dave Eggars and Stephen King.
President Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden released a statement about the upcoming memoir, saying, “We admire our son Hunter’s strength and courage to talk openly about his addiction so that others might see themselves in his journey and find hope.”
Republicans, and former President Trump specifically, have accused Hunter of trying to capitalize on his father’s position, as per Newsweek. But as far as this memoir in particular goes, the deal was actually made way back in 2019, before Joe Biden became president.
Meanwhile, there is more evidence that Trump’s own children have personally benefitted from their father’s presidency, starting with Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner’s plum jobs in the White House. In fact, Donald Trump Jr. actually published two books of his own during his father’s presidency: Triggered and Liberal Privilege.
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