President Joe Biden Whisks Embattled Son Hunter Away To Ireland As Legal Drama Mounts

joe hunter biden pp
Source: mega

Apr. 12 2023, Published 2:45 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

President Joe Biden appears to be keeping his son close by his side as the bombshell investigation into the 53-year-old's alleged tax crimes continue.

On Tuesday, April 11, the 80-year-old took Hunter, along with sister Valerie Biden Owens, on a four-day presidential getaway to Ireland as the country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement — a peace treaty first signed in 1998.

Article continues below advertisement
Source: mega

Earlier this week, the Biden family was spotted leaving from Maryland aboard Air Force One and later arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

When exiting the plane, Joe was seen speaking with reporters who asked him who was traveling with him. According to an outlet, the president told them, "Just two of my family members who haven’t been there before."

Article continues below advertisement
Source: mega

Throughout the four-day tour, the POTUS is scheduled to meet with United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, as well as and Irish President Michael Higgins. He is also set to speak to a crowd of students at a famed University.

"The president will have the opportunity to engage with the political parties of Northern Ireland before his speech [at Ulster University], and as we’ve said, he looks forward to continuing to engage them as we work to improve the lives and livelihoods of all communities there," U.S. national security spokesperson John Kirby said of the trip.

Article continues below advertisement
Source: mega
Joe Biden

The politician — who is the son of Irish-American mother Catherine Finnegan Biden — has regularly spoken of his own Irish heritage on past trips to the Emerald Isle.

"Like so many Americans of Irish heritage, I love Ireland and I was raised in a circumstance where you would have thought my whole family… you’d think they’d all lived in Ireland the last 60 years," he gushed of his love for the country at the Friends of Ireland Luncheon in 2022.

Article continues below advertisement

This comes as Hunter continues to face legal issues surrounding the contents of his famed "laptop from hell." As OK! previously reported, late last year, investigators admitted they had enough evidence to potentially charge the First Son with tax and gun possession related crimes.

However, Joe has repeatedly brushed off the idea that his son's rocky past is a liability to his 2024 run for president.

Source: OK!
Article continues below advertisement

"I love my son, number one," he explained last year. "He fought an addiction problem and he overcame it, he wrote about it. And no, there is not a single thing that I've observed, at all, that would affect me or the United States relative to my son Hunter."

Never miss a story — sign up for the OK! newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what OK! has to offer. It’s gossip too good to wait for!

Security spokesperson John Kirby's comments were reported by The Independent.

Fox News shared Biden's conversation with journalists after exiting Air Force One.


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.