President Biden Stands by Son After Hunter Biden’s Conviction in Gun Case

President Biden’s remarks from a 2023 interview, where he expressed trust in his son Hunter, resurfaced on social media Tuesday following Hunter Biden’s conviction on all charges in a gun case. The comments sparked significant online reactions. as reported by Fox News

During a May 5, 2023, interview on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” President Biden was asked how potential criminal charges against Hunter might affect his presidency. Biden confidently responded, “First of all, my son’s done nothing wrong. I trust him. I have faith in him and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”

On Tuesday, a Delaware jury convicted Hunter Biden of lying on a federal firearm form in October 2018 when he denied being an unlawful user of, or addicted to, controlled substances during a gun purchase. The conviction prompted mixed reactions on social media. told by Yahoo

One user commented, “Ooops,” while another wrote, “Hunter is the smartest man he knows!” Another critic added, “Biden really is the opposite of Trump: he gets everything wrong.”

Despite the conviction, President Biden reiterated his support for his son. “As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” Biden stated. He emphasized the pride many families feel when a loved one overcomes addiction, praising Hunter’s strength and resilience in recovery.

President Biden has consistently maintained that he would not use presidential powers to pardon his son. His recent statement confirmed this stance, asserting he “will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal.”

Later on Tuesday, Biden traveled to Delaware to meet with his son. Additionally, Hunter Biden faces separate tax fraud charges in California for failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes from 2016 to 2019, to which he has pleaded not guilty.