President Joe Biden again refused to acknowledge his son Hunter’s estranged 4-year-old daughter when discussing his grandchildren as the Arkansas paternity case heats up.
According to a tweet by a White House Reporter, Biden spoke about his children on Thursday (April 27), where he said he talks to his six grandchildren every day and is “crazy” about them.
Although the comments may seem banal and harmless, Biden’s remarks ignore his seventh grandchild, Navy Joan Roberts, who Hunter had with former stripper Lunden Roberts, continuing a trend the President has developed of overlooking the four-year-old.
Biden repeatedly acted as if the child did not exist. December 2022 was the second Christmas in a row that the White House left Hunter’s illegitimate daughter out of the Christmas stocking display. And before that, in 2020, Biden said that he and his wife, Jill Biden, had five grandchildren, forgetting the newborn Hunter and his wife Melissa Cohen had.
The stumble prompted a correction from the First Lady, who said they had six grandchildren, again purposefully forgoing Navy Joan.
Hunter Biden has long denied being Navy Joan’s father, but a 2019 DNA test confirmed that he is, in fact, her father.
The President’s son has since fought to reduce his child support. Navy Joan was born in August 2018, and Roberts applied for paternity in May 2019.
Both parties agreed to pay temporary child support following the results of the DNA test and reached an agreement in March 2020 to resolve their child support disputes.
But, the case was reopened when Hunter Biden requested a change in child support payments.
Later in December, Roberts’ lawyers filed a motion to change the four-year-old’s last name to Biden.