'My boy's back': Biden says reading son Hunter's upcoming memoir 'gave me hope'
- President Joe Biden said he felt "hope" at reading his son Hunter Biden's upcoming memoir.
- Biden said that his family's personal battles were not unlike many families across the country.
- The memoir is set to be released in April 2021.
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In an interview set to air directly before the Super Bowl, President Joe Biden felt "hope" at reading his son Hunter Biden's upcoming memoir.
During the first presidential debate last September, Trump attacked Hunter's past substance abuse issues, prompting Biden to immediately defend him.
"My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem,'' he said at the time. "He's overtaken it. He's fixed it. He's worked on it. And I'm proud of him."
â€œThe honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem,â€ Pres. Biden says of his son Hunterâ€™s memoir on his struggles with addiction, â€œit gave me hope.â€
â€œIt was like my boyâ€™s back,â€ Pres. Biden tells us.
When Biden began to read the memoir, he said he felt the impact of his son's words.
"The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem," Biden said. "And the hope that - it gave me hope reading it."
He added: "It was like my boy's back."
Biden said that his family's personal battles were not unlike many families across the country.
"I'll bet there's not a family you know that doesn't have somebody in the family that had a drug problem or an alcohol problem," he said.
Hunter's book, entitled "Beautiful Things," is set to be released in April by by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
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