White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to comment when asked by a reporter why President Joe Biden will not acknowledge his seventh grandchild.
Daily Mail’s Emily Goodin pressed Jean-Pierre on the issue during Tuesday’s press briefing.
“The trial going on in Arkansas with Hunter Biden and the child support. Are the president and first lady monitoring that, and how come they haven’t acknowledged the seventh grandchild?” Goodin asked.
“I’m not going to speak to that from here,” Jean-Pierre replied, visibly irritated by the question.
“Why not?” Newsmax’s James Rosen could be heard yelling in response.
Reporter: How come Biden and Jill haven’t acknowledged their 7th grandchild?
KJP: I’m not gonna speak to that from here.
Reporter Shouts: “Why Not?!” pic.twitter.com/hwRQrnoLBc
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) May 2, 2023
The president has repeatedly refused to acknowledge his son Hunter Biden’s 4-year-old daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, when discussing his grandchildren.
On Thursday, Take Our Kids to Work Day, Biden discussed his love for his six grandchildren.
The little girl has also been left out of the White House Christmas stocking displays.
Biden has refused to acknowledge the granddaughter born out of wedlock. Last Christmas season, first lady Jill Biden hung stockings for six of their grandchildren at the White House, excluding Navy. pic.twitter.com/0IzElR2SWe
— Super Ultra America First MAGA – Trump 2024 (@REDCO131) May 1, 2023
Hunter Biden initially denied fathering the little girl, but it was confirmed with a 2019 paternity test. Since last year, he has been in a legal battle with the girl’s mother, Lunden Roberts, to lower his child support payments.
Roberts worked as a stripper at Mpire Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, D.C., during her affair with the president’s son. The fling occurred shortly after he ended his relationship with Hallie Biden, his brother Beau Biden’s widow.
“Hunter’s ex-lover Lunden Roberts sought to have a surname change for her daughter to Biden,” Fox News reported earlier this year. “Even after his long and abusive treatment of his daughter in court, Hunter Biden’s opposition is breathtaking. He opposes his daughter using his name and says that, if she does, she will never have a ‘peaceful existence.'”
“While living in a luxurious mansion in Malibu, Hunter continued to fight his obligations under child support and requested in September 2022 to have the payments lowered, bemoaning how his ‘financial circumstances’ were difficult for him,” Turley wrote. “The public pays more for his security in his mansion than he does in monthly support for his daughter.”
Hunter Biden also has a three-year-old son with his new wife, Melissa Cohen. The son is frequently photographed at the White House and included in the president’s discussions of his grandchildren.