An emotional President Biden fought back tears as he discussed his son Hunter’s new memoir — saying “My boy’s back.”
“The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem. And the hope that — it gave me hope reading it,” Biden said in an interview with CBS News released late Saturday.
“My boy’s back,” Biden told anchor Nora O’Donnell as he became emotional and choked back tears.
“I’m sorry to get so personal,” he said to O’Donnell.
Hunter has been battling addiction throughout his life and has undergone treatment in a number of rehab facilities.
In 2014, he was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test.
Biden said his son’s story reflects the struggles that many American families are going through.
“You know, I’ll bet there’s not a family you know that doesn’t have somebody in the family that had a drug problem or an alcohol problem,” the president said.
Hunter, whose book will be released in April, became a target of intense scrutiny during his father’s presidential campaign when The Post published a series of blockbuster reports about his dealings with Ukraine and China.
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“The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem,” Pres. Biden says of his son Hunter’s memoir on his struggles with addiction, “it gave me hope.”— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 7, 2021
“It was like my boy’s back,” Pres. Biden tells us.
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