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Hunter Biden Strikes Back: Takes Aim at Don Jr. and Eric Trump and It’s Perfect (and True!)

I wish my name was Hunter Biden! I could go abroad and make millions off my father’s presidency. I’d be a really rich guy.

Don Jr.

Very few people who don’t have the last name “Walton” have benefitted more by the lucky circumstances of their birth (we define “luck” as nothing more than financial luck, unlucky in any other way), than the Trump brothers. We don’t count Ivanka since she married wealth and was always dad’s favorite date and thus likely outshone her brothers even in the Trump Organization.

As everyone knows, the Trump boys piously pointed at Hunter Biden as the son of privilege because his father worked in politics, ignoring that Hunter had a Yale Law degree on his own and could at least claim the academic qualifications to do some big things, though no one doubts that his connections played a role, including Hunter. Welcome to America.

Well, Hunter Biden is tired of being the Trump pinata and has written his own book to launch his own volleys down to Florida with Beautiful Things. In it, Hunter Biden went right after the Trump kids, according to Vanity Fair writer Bess Levin, Hunter writes:

Yes, Don and Eric, who have spent nearly their entire adult lives working for the Trump Organization, which was cofounded by their grandfather and is owned by their dad. Yes, Don and Eric, who are reportedly both worth approximately $25 million apiece—virtually all of which can be attributed to their father’s company.

They have not done a thing on their own, while Hunter – even gaining on his name – set out for himself in business. Both families had an advantage, neither can really claim to be the hero. But Hunter doesn’t claim to be the hero.

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According to Levin, Don Jr. said:

Why is it that every family goes into politics and enriches themselves? We’re the only family—we stopped doing deals when my father became [president]…. Guess what? All of these kids, they started doing deals when their families went into politics, and it’s sickening.

No, it is sickening hearing that kind of pompous statement from Junior.

The younger Biden son begins by referencing Team Trump’s attacks on him for the work he did abroad ‘even as [Trump’s] own children had pocketed millions in China and Russia.

At one point, he calls out Don Jr. and Eric for getting rich solely thanks to their dad whereas Hunter writes, ‘I’ve worked for someone other than my father, rose and fell on my own.’

While acknowledging his own privilege—‘there’s no question my last name was a coveted credential,’ he says—he takes aim at the ex-president’s adult children for suggesting they’re self-made individuals who didn’t reap the benefits of their family name. ‘Do you think if any of the Trump children ever tried to get a job outside of their father’s business that his name wouldn’t figure into the calculation? My response has always been to work harder so that my accomplishments stand on their own.'”

We suggest the entire article. It is worth noting that Hunter is done getting punched quietly and now has a lot to say about Trump hypocrisy. He has been above responding to the Trumps so far. It will be interesting what he knows regarding the Trump boys. He certainly has been paying attention all along. He probably has quite a reservoir.

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Jason
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Jason Miciak is a political writer, features writer, author, and attorney. He is originally from Canada but grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He now enjoys life as a single dad, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, getting advice from his beloved daughter and teammate. He is very much the dreamy mystic that cannot add and loves dogs more than most people. He also likes studying cooking, theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. He likes pizza.

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