Jimmy Kimmel took a break from roasting his most despised president’s offspring on Thursday to welcome the current president’s son on his evening show for a friendly, sympathetic and occasionally funny conversation.
Hunter Biden, who witnessed the onslaught of the attack threw himself before, during and after the 2020 election and somehow managed to come out stronger, fell by Jimmy Kimmel Live personally this week to promote his revealing new memoir, Beautiful things.
“You know how Donald Trump always asked where Hunter is?” Asked Kimmel in his introductory monologue. “Well, he̵
After introducing Biden as “probably the most famous board member of a Ukrainian energy company ever,” the host told him, “After reading this book, I’m impressed that you’re alive.”
“Yes, it was a journey, but thank God I made it,” Biden replied. When Kimmel joked that the book might have inadvertently taught him how to find and smoke crack, Biden added, “I hope that was not the message you took from the book. It’s not a guide, it’s a manual you do not need. ”
Kimmel said that unlike the president’s son, he has never smoked crack, “I want to understand it now. And I thought it 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. It’s never what it was the first time. ”
Biden explained that he wanted to write his book to “humanize people suffering from addiction.” But history also serves to humanize itself specifically given the way Trump and other Republicans made him a kind of evil caricature over the past many years. One of those Republicans was Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who Kimmel noted was closer to Joe Biden when they served together in the Senate.
“When you talk about Lindsey Graham being on TV attacking you, he was considered a family friend, he was one of your father’s friends,” Kimmel said, “and how strange it is to see that happen. see a person do it. ”
“More than anything, it’s sad,” Biden said with a sigh, referring to his father with senators as “uncles,” whether they were Republicans or Democrats. “Politics has become so toxic,” he added. “And I think what I hope my father is able to bring back is his genuine desire to remove some of that toxicity again. So I had a deep respect for Senator Graham. And it’s just sad to see the way he has decided not just to attack me, but also to approach politics. ”
Later, Kimmel Biden asked if it makes him “crazy” when he hears someone like Donald Trump Jr. say that the only reason he has been successful is because he is “a Biden” and “because of his last name.”
“It’s wildly comical,” Biden agreed. “It says it easily.”
But when he tried to brush it off by saying he was trying not to “spend too much time thinking about it,” Kimmel egged on him, saying, “I do, I think about it all the time.”
Pressed on whether he’s ever met Donald Trump Jr., Biden replied strangely, “Not what I know of,” he added, “but I’ve been to some pretty rough places.”