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How Hunter Biden's addiction battle became a high-wire act for Joe Biden

Hunter Biden's business dealings have provided President Trump with plenty of political ammunition, while making an already complicated father-son relationship even more so.

Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters
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Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters

By Mark Leibovich | NYT Washington
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter talk every day, typically a fast check-in initiated by the Democratic presidential nominee, often from the back of a car between campaign stops. Although Mr. Biden tries to touch base with his two grown children and five grandchildren once a day, doling out “I love yous,” Hunter is a special case.

“My only surviving son,” is how the former vice president refers to his “Hunt,” whose battles with addiction have made for a long-running high-wire act within the Biden universe.

The stresses of Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign have made an already complicated father-son relationship

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First Published: Oct 31 2020 | 10:09 AM IST

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