Hunter Biden and his new wife Melissa Cohen met with producers to host a reality TV show about family in 2019, according to an upcoming book Battle for the soul: in the Democrats’ campaigns to defeat Trump.
Author Edward-Isaac Dovere claims Hunter and his new wife ‘spent the summer of 2019 meeting with producers over a fuzzy concept they had for a reality show to highlight his charity work , which he said would also help soften his father’s image. ‘
Dovere, political reporter for The Atlantic, writes that one of the producers wondered if his father Joe Biden was ok with the idea of a reality show and Hunter replied, “ I know where is reply. And my dad understands what I’m doing.
The author writes that Joe survived and beat Donald Trump “almost in spite of Hunter”.
A new book claims that Hunter Biden and his new wife Melissa Cohen had meetings with producers to present a reality TV show about the family in 2019. Author Edward-Isaac Dovere writes that Hunter thought the show would help to “soften the image of his father”.
During the campaign, Hunter continued to give high profile interviews in an effort to help his father’s image – much to the chagrin of Biden’s campaign team.
Yet, writes the author, Hunter “was always sure he knew what he was doing.”
The author highlights Hunter’s 2019 interview on Good Morning America amid House impeachment hearings.
Battle for the Soul: Democrats’ campaigns to defeat Trump hit shelves May 25
‘The campaign discovered that he had recorded [the interview] only when they saw an ad promoting it to air on the morning of the October debate, ”he wrote.
In the interview, Hunter said he had shown poor judgment in his trade deals with Ukraine and China – but stressed that he had done nothing wrong in the scandals that had engulfed his father’s presidential candidacy and made the family a political target for Trump.
Then, in February 2020, Hunter decided to give a New York Times reporter and photographer a tour of his art studio for a feature film that aired just before the South Carolina primary.
These glimpses of Hunter’s private life were all made without the knowledge of his father’s campaign.
But Dovere says Joe was “always willing to trust his son again to get it right this time around, a willful naivety that Biden believed he could, and did, sort of maintain.”
And it was a few months after Joe booked a seat for his son at his campaign launch event in Philadelphia – which Hunter omitted – that he visited the producers to present his reality show.
The author writes that Biden’s campaign was’ so weak, so broken, so dysfunctional that it might not have survived at all without Trump’s fear of being a sleeping giant instead of Sleepy Joe. ”.
He goes on to suggest that Trump’s imprescriptible infractions overshadowed the stain Hunter had placed on his father’s campaign.
Author writes Joe Biden survived to face Donald Trump ‘almost despite Hunter’
The Hunter laptop scandal could have been the nail in Joe’s campaign coffin and it took a heavy toll on the president.
“ Biden tried to keep himself armed against this, telling himself and his advisers that this was the price to pay for running against Trump, whom he had gone through much worse, that he was still proud of his son, ” writes the author.
Pictures of Hunter getting high, naked and emotional texts between father and son revealed on his laptop
Giuliani said the texts were more proof of the nefarious scheme he was concocting, but for the most part it never became more than another storyline in the Comic Con-style universe of supportive media. to Trump, made up of internal jokes and obscure references that only made sense to obsessive superfans.
Images of Hunter coming undone, naked and emotional texts between father and son have been revealed.
And while Biden’s camp denied the authenticity of the content, they were real, according to the book.
In one text, Hunter wrote Joe from rehab in February 2019 that he was an “ f ** ked up addict who can’t be trusted, counted or defended, ” then added, “ `if you are not running. [for president] I never have any chance to get drafted.
A Biden aide is quoted in the book as saying, “ We were able to put [the laptop scandal] in a box and have the media treat her like she deserves to be treated – which was like a conspiracy theory, not like it was Clinton’s emails or the mad parade of accusers at the St. Louis debate .
“ We had prepared the whole ecosystem to respond to a crazy October surprise from Trump. And he responded responsibly. It doesn’t happen by accident. It all stems from the way we reacted to Ukraine.
Beau kept his last name on his uniform when he was deployed to Iraq with his unit as attorney general so as not to receive special treatment as the vice president’s son.
Dovere, who is a writer and senior political correspondent for The Atlantic and its senior political correspondent who has covered Democratic politics for 15 years, discusses Joe’s relationship with his late son Beau and the differences between the sons.
“Beau was always special, had a certain ease with him,” writes Dovere. “ Hunter looked fresh which covered the feeling of not being up to par. ”
“ I don’t know if people care a lot about who my mom and dad are as much as they focus on whether I’m doing the job they elected me to do, ” said Beau in a 2012 interview in Wilmington, Midway. through his second term as the Delaware Attorney General. “George Bush, whom I don’t often quote, had an excellent line. He says he inherited all of his father’s enemies but some of his friends.
Dovere writes that “if Beau didn’t need Joe, Hunter had spent his life negotiating his father’s name.
“ Joe was protective, always stepping in to help him. When Biden was in the Senate, Hunter got a job in the Commerce Department. He secured a nomination to the Amtrak board of directors. He was a lobbyist who had managed to attract high profile clients who were hoping for help with his brilliance.
In contrast, Beau kept his last name on his uniform when he was deployed to Iraq with his unit as attorney general so as not to receive special treatment as the vice president’s son.
Meanwhile, “Hunter managed to get a special waiver to join the Naval Reserve at the age of forty-three and did a month on his Ensign Commission before he tested positive for cocaine. Then he sort of received an administrative discharge, rather than a dishonorable discharge.