HEARTBREAKING texts showed Joe Biden comforting his son Hunter, who calls himself a "f***ed up addict who can’t be trusted."
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18'Texts showed Joe Biden comforting his son Hunter, who calls himself a 'f***ed up addict' Credit: REUTERS
18The news comes after Hunter's personal data was leaked
18'Good morning .... from f***ing rehab,' Hunter wrote
Now, their intimate iMessages have been revealed.
“Good morning my beautiful son. I miss you and love you. Dad,” Biden told Hunter at 6:57 am.
"Good morning ... from f***ing rehab," Hunter replied.
He then ranted about his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, his dad's advisors, the late Beau Biden's widow, Hallie Biden – who later became Hunter's ex-girlfriend – and how his addiction would affect his dad's campaign.
“For f***s sake hallie [sic] for the first time [in] 17 days talks to me to say im [sic] an embarrassment. To MY family,” Hunter wrote.
18'I'll run but I need you,' Biden told Hunter
18Compromising pictures of Hunter were published on Wednesday
“Well dad, the truth is as you and hallie point out — I am a f***ed up addict that cant [sic] be…Trusted relied upon nor defended.
“If you don’t run ill [sic] never have a chance at redemption."
His concerned father then sent a slew of reassuring messages to Hunter a few hours later.
He said: “I’ll run but I need you. H [Hallie] is wrong. Only focus is recovery. Nothing else,” he wrote.
“Your girls are so smart truly amazing. Very focused. Naomi very upset with K [Kathleen].
18Biden denied meeting Hunter's Ukrainian contact Credit: Getty - Contributor
18A young Joe Biden with his family (from left to right): Hunter, Neilia and infant daughter Naomi, and Joe and Beau Biden Credit: DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES/GEORGE AND IRENE CALEY POS
“When you can and feel like it call. Positive my text etc a target. Love.”
The emotional exchange was prompted by New York Times writer Maureen Dowd's February 23, 2019 column, which referenced “the troubled Hunter" and Hallie's relationship.
"It was understandable that, having lost so many close to him, Biden would hold the troubled Hunter tight," O'Dowd wrote. "And he was doubtless upset about the public nature of the divorce."
Hunter apparently took issue with this description.
18Hunter texted his dad about Maureen Dowd's February 23, 2019 column, when she described him as 'troubled' Credit: AFP
18Hunter and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle pictured in 2016 Credit: Getty Images - Getty
“This [is] your staff. I haven’t been in the vicinity of a single f***ing person in that circle in over two years,” Hunter raged.
“Every bit of information they use against me is coming from ‘all the people that love me.’ Jesus Christ.”
Hunter took issue with being advised to “make [clear] that I never was with hallie [sic] until a year after” her husband and his brother Beau died of brain cancer back in 2015.
“Well dad, I guess you were right," he continued. "That it would all just go away like that genius Kate [Bedingfield – Biden’s communications director] and the rest said it would."
“Well having made clear to the world that the only reason for not [running is your] family problems im [sic] glad to be the f***ing bullseye you painted on my back."
18'Every bit of information they use against me is coming from ‘all the people that love me,' Hunter wrote Credit: Getty - Contributor
18Biden with his wife, Jill, Hunter, and his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Biden for the burial of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy on August 29, 2009 Credit: Getty Images - Getty
On February 25, 2019, Biden reached out to his son once more, asking "where you are."
"Can I come to see you[?]," the former Vice President wrote. "Need to talk about 2020 announcement and what you think.
"I love you, Dad," Biden concluded.
Hunter has previously opened up a bout his struggle with addiction – which spiraled after Beau's death – in a deeply personal interview with The New Yorker.
18Biden and son Hunter gesture as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue Credit: Reuters
18John Paul MacIsaac, 44, said he was 'pretty vocal about not wanting to get murdered' Credit: Facebook
"Several times a day, his father called him, and Hunter assured him that he was OK. Eventually, Biden showed up unannounced at the apartment," the 2019 article stated.
MacIsaac said the device dropped into his Wilmington MAC Shop in Delaware and he came across the files during its repair.
Biden's son reportedly left the water-damaged Apple laptop at MacIsaac's shop in April 2019, but MacIsaac claimed Hunter never returned, or paid the $85 bill.
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"Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great," he wrote. "And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable."
18Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that his company blocking URL sharing of The New York Post story was 'unacceptable' Credit: Twitter
18Jack Dorsey quote tweeted a post by Twitter Safety seeking to clarify the company's actions around The New York Post story Credit: Twitter
18Bannon alerted the newspaper to the contents Credit: Reuters
18Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani provided a copy of the files to the New York Post Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
18Hunter has previously opened up about his struggle with addiction Credit: The Mega Agency Joe Biden 'visited Ukraine a MONTH after Hunter was asked by Burisma execs to bring high-profile policymakers to help'