Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, spoke out on Thursday morning to reveal why she thinks the truth about Hunter Biden’s artwork could prove to be “very damaging” to his father Joe Biden’s presidency.
Trump said this while giving her thoughts on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodging reporters’ ethics questions on this matter the day before. Even Walter Shaub, the former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics under Barack Obama, took issue with the Psaki’s dismissive attitude towards this line of questioning.
“These are legitimate questions,” Shaub tweeted. “It’s disappointing to hear @jrpsaki send a message that the WH thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics. After the last 4 years, these questions have never been more important. I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but this stuff matters.”
These are legitimate questions. It’s disappointing to hear @jrpsaki send a message that the WH thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics. After the last 4 years, these questions have never been more important. I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but this stuff matters. https://t.co/fnGmbkLQZU
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 13, 2021
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Trump described this behavior from Psaki as “disappointing” and “dangerous.”
“The more condescending and dismissive Jen Psaki is with her response to a reporter’s question, it’s probably a more important question, and probably the answer and the truth would ultimately be very damaging to Joe Biden,” Trump told Fox News. “So this is the way that she continues to operate, and it is very disappointing. I’m going to agree with that Obama appointee there. Very disappointing and very dangerous to see this happen.”
Trump then shifted to revealing why exactly she thinks this scandal could be so “damaging” to the Biden administration.
“I think there is a huge difference between continuing a legitimate business practice when your father becomes the president of the United States, which is what basically happened in our family, and then starting a new business in a field you’ve never had any experience in and then charging these exorbitantly high, massively inflated prices for your product like we see Hunter Biden do,” she said.
“And I mean, people can clearly see why this is a problem,” Trump concluded. “So the fact that we can get no answers from the White House and she’s ready to just move on, and by the way, there’s only a handful of reporters who will actually ask her these questions and press her on these, is really, really upsetting. ”
Questions over who exactly is buying Hunter’s art have been raised over the past few months many times, with many questioning whether a major ethics violation is taking place. Of course, much of the press is giving the Biden family a free pass on this, as they do everything else. However, it will certainly be interesting to see how this scandal does impact the Biden presidency, should more details behind it come to light.