FORMER President Donald Trump took aim at Hunter Biden during his CPAC speech on Sunday, implying Biden’s son should not be selling his art.
Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news and updates…Trump spoke for over an hour at CPAC on Sunday[/caption] Trump mocked Hunter Biden during his CPAC speech[/caption]
“Where is Hunter? His highest and best use, I can tell you, is in a studio to paint, even though he’s never painted before,” Trump said.
“He set a record for the highest price for a person that never painted before, never did a painting before,” Trump claimed at CPAC.
Biden’s art dealer, Georges Berges, said Biden’s pieces could be worth $75,000 to half a million dollars.Biden’s art could sell for half a million dollars, one art dealer suggested[/caption] Biden said he uses his art to cope[/caption]
Biden told Artnet that his art is a way for him to cope. He has struggled publicly with substance abuse.
“For me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth,” Biden told Artnet.
“The universal truth is that everything is connected and that there’s something that goes far beyond what is our five senses and that connects us all,” he went on.
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Addressing whether President Biden was a fan, Hunter said: “My dad loves everything that I do, and so I’ll leave it at that.’’
Hunter expressed how his new hobby has helped battle addiction, telling the New York Times in February 2020 that painting is “literally keeping me sane.”
“For years I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it,” he said.