Jimmy Kimmel took a break from roasting his most despised presidential offspring on Thursday to welcome the current president’s son to his late-night show for a friendly, sympathetic and at times hilarious conversation.
Hunter Biden, who withstood the onslaught of attacks, made his way before, during and after the 2020 election, and somehow managed to come out stronger, fell Jimmy Kimmel Live in person this week to promote his revealing new memoirs, Pretty Things.
“You know how Donald Trump always asked where Hunter is?” Kimmel asked in his opening monologue. “Well, he’s here in our building. He stayed here the entire time, it turns out.
After introducing Biden as “possibly the most famous board member of a Ukrainian energy company ever,” the host told him, “After reading this book, I am impressed that you are in. life.”
“Yeah, it was a trip, but thank goodness I pulled it off,” Biden replied. When Kimmel joked that the book may have inadvertently taught him how to find and smoke crack cocaine, Biden added, “I hope that’s not the message you got from the book. This is not a user manual, it is a manual, please do not. ”
Clarifying that unlike the president’s son, he has never smoked crack cocaine, Kimmel said, “I feel like I understand it now. And I thought that was especially interesting when you wrote about the fact that what happens the first time you use it is something you chase the rest of the time you use it. This is never what it was that first time.
Biden explained that he wanted to write his book to “humanize people with addiction.” But history also serves to humanize itself, considering how Trump and other Republicans have turned it into something of an evil caricature over the past few years. One of those Republicans was Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who Kimmel said was closest to Joe Biden when they served together in the Senate.
“When you talk about Lindsey Graham attacking you on TV, he was considered a family friend, he was a friend of your father’s,” Kimmel said, “and how strange it is to see that happen, see a person do that. ”
“More than anything, it’s sad,” Biden said with a sigh, referring to his father’s fellow senators as “uncles,” whether Republicans and Democrats. “The policy has become so toxic,” he added. “And I think what I hope my father can bring back is his sincere desire to eliminate some of this toxicity again.” I therefore had great respect for Senator Graham. And it’s just sad how he decided not only to attack me, but to approach politics.
Later, Kimmel asked Biden if it drove him ‘crazy’ when he heard someone like Donald Trump Jr. say that the only reason he’s been successful is because he’s’ a Biden ‘and’ to because of his last name ”.
“It’s extremely funny,” Biden agreed. “It’s putting things lightly.”
But when he tried to brush it off by saying he was trying not to “spend too much time thinking about it,” Kimmel urged him to do it, saying, “Yeah, I think about it all the time. ”
Pressed to find out if he had ever met Donald Trump Jr., Biden oddly replied, “Not that I know of,” adding, “but I’ve been in pretty difficult places.”
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