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Americans Disgusted After Don Jr. Calls Joe Biden’s Son ‘Crackhead Biden’ on Glenn Beck’s Show

Well, this is just flat-out disgusting.

During an interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. referred to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, as a “crackhead.”

The comments came a day after the first presidential debate, during which the president falsely accused Hunter Biden of being dishonorably discharged from the military over his drug addiction. The accusation was false; although Hunter Biden did test positive for cocaine use during his time in the military, he was not discharged dishonorably.

While in conversation with Beck, Trump Jr. went after Hunter’s history of drug addiction, and also cited unsubstantiated claims about Hunter’s alleged connections in Russia. He said, “I mean, Hunter Biden, has now a tie, a direct tie to Vladimir Putin…and you don’t think they would use that over crackhead Hunter?”

The Biden campaign has not responded to this insult. However, during the presidential debate, Biden did defend his son’s record, reminding the president that his son was not dishonorably discharged from the military, and clarifying that he was proud of his son for battling addiction issues.

Biden said, “My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it, and I’m proud of him.”

Twitter was absolutely sickened:

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.

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