Hunter Biden news – live: President’s son’s book details addiction battle as he talks Trump’s Ukraine criticismavril 6, 2021
Hunter Biden opens up about relationship with brother Beau’s widow
Hunter Biden, the son of US president Joe Biden, publishes his new memoir Beautiful Things on Tuesday in which he recounts his long-running battle with drink and drugs, the grief of losing his mother as a child and later his elder brother Beau and the attacks he suffered from Donald Trump.
In his latest interview to promote the book, Mr Biden said he had no regrets over serving on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma despite Mr Trump seeking to drum up conflict of interest concerns over his role, given that his father, then the US vice president, was calling out corporate corruption in the country. Mr Biden did admit that he “missed… the perception that I would create. I know that it is hard to believe with 2020 hindsight how I could possibly have missed that”.
“My life is not a tabloid,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme of his extraordinary story. “I don’t belong to an administration, I belong to a family.” He said his book is about “the love of a family and how it saved me,” adding: “We’re going through two pandemics right now… there’s the pandemic of coronavirus, and there’s a pandemic of addiction too.”