An article published by the New York Post citing public records revealed that an art gallery selling Hunter Biden’s paintings received COVID assistance of around 500k after Joe Biden took office in 2020. The initial part of the loan of about $150,000 was sanctioned as a part of the grants under the Small Business Administration (SBA), which were introduced to help businesses fund their employees during the pandemic. Later in July 2021, the figure was revised with SBA approval providing an additional fund of around $350,000.
According to public records, as cited by NY Post, George Bergés Gallery in Soho, New York received a loan of $80,000 in two instalments in April 2020 and February 2021 through SBA-approved paychecks. Overall, a sum of $580,000 was released as substantial loans for the two employees working in the gallery.
Responding to New York Post’s queries about the incident, Bergés said, “I received my PPP loan in April of 2020 when Donald Trump was President, along with countless other galleries.” They also added that they were entitled to the loan since their business too was under the grubs of the pandemic. However, neither Bergés nor the public records indicated the involvement of Joe Biden in the possible scam.
No indication of the President’s involvement
According to NY Post, there was no evidence of President Joe Biden’s involvement in the release of the COVID loan to the gallery. However, notably, 100 other galleries in New City’s 10th Congressional…