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Joe Biden says he accepts verdict in first speech after son’s conviction

In his first statement following his son Hunter Biden’s conviction on illegal gun possession charges, President Joe Biden said he accepts the outcome of the case and will continue to respect the judicial process.

“As I said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process while Hunter considers an appeal,” he said.

The President of the United States previously stated that he will not grant his son a presidential pardon.

The Democrat also tried to reiterate his role as a father who seeks to support his son in his struggles, highlighting his pride in Hunter overcoming his battle with drug addiction.

“As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a father. Jill [Biden] and I love our son and we are very proud of the man he is today”, he pondered.

“Many families who have had loved ones struggle with addiction understand the feeling of pride in seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” Biden added.

“Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will change that,” she concluded.

Trump campaign attacks Joe Biden

In a statement following Hunter’s conviction, Donald Trump’s campaign attacked President Joe Biden.

In the initial statement obtained by CNN, the campaign wrote: “This trial has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family, which has raised tens of millions of dollars from China, Russia and Ukraine.”

There is no evidence that Joe Biden received large sums of money from China or otherwise became wealthy as a result of his son’s overseas business dealings.

“Corrupt Joe Biden’s reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire will come to an end on November 5, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit. As for Hunter, we wish him a good recovery and legal proceedings”, said the text.

The Trump campaign later sent an updated statement, withdrawing the good wishes for Hunter’s recovery.

*with information from Betsy Klein and MJ Lee of CNN

Source: CNN Brasil

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