Samantha Bee on Trump’s enablers

While Bee is correct that the Donald Trump’s framing of why Joe Biden tried to get the Ukrainian prosecutor fired is wrong, the fact does remain that the hiring of Biden’s son Hunter to the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma and paying him $50,000 a month when he had no qualifications or experience in the gas business was definitely an attempt at using the Biden name to gain influence. It is part of the entire sleazy business of family members of major political figures cashing in on their connections. It is not necessary for the company to use Hunter Biden to get his father to do illegal things that are favorable for the company. They know that just having him on the board and on their letterhead gets them access to high levels in the US government. They can also use the name to get favorable treatment from other entities by showing that they have friends in high places.

The Bidens are not alone in this kind of sleazy practice. The Trump children have done this and are still doing it, as has Chelsea Clinton, Abby Huntsman, Meghan McCain, Liz Cheney, and Rand Paul, all of whom are the children of famous politicians.


  1. brucegee1962 says

    The conservatives have convinced me. I absolutely, positively, 100% will never vote for Hunter Biden for any public office.

  2. Ridana says

    No, the worst candidate in history is absolutely having another go…unless he’s impeached and convicted, and maybe even then.

  3. sonofrojblake says

    The worst candidate in history holds that title because she lost… to Trump, the second worst.

  4. khms says

    At least Ukraine hasn’t hired a former president, the way a certain gas company hired a former German chancellor …

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