“I’d refer to the gallerist for questions,” huffed White House press secretary Jen Psaki last week in non-answer to reporters asking about Hunter Biden’s star-studded Los Angeles art show. Meaning: President Biden can’t bother to make his son observe basic ethical rules.
Though Hunter’s dealer seems worried: The next day, he pushed back the Gotham debut. Maybe he was responding to new signs suggesting taxpayers may be helping foot the bill for the first son’s latest grift.
For months, the White House claimed that because Manhattan art broker Georges Bergès promised not to reveal the identities of those who pony up the $75,000 to $500,000 asking prices for works by the “self-taught” painter, collectors can’t possibly buy the prez’s influence. But his LA opening proved the preposterousness of that:. A couple hundred guests nibbled finger foods and quaffed vino alongside such celebs as musician Moby, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Eric Garcetti, LA mayor and the prez’s pick for ambassador to India.
“Should we expect to see more people who seek jobs in this administration attending events like this in the future?” CBS News Radio’s Steven Portnoy asked Psaki Wednesday.