Trump claims Biden and son responsible for White House cocaine
An unfounded accusation was made by former president Donald Trump that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter owned a baggie of cocaine found at the White House.
As part of a routine security sweep, US Secret Service agents discovered the substance in the West Wing. In contrast to Trump’s assertions, lab analysis confirmed the substance to be cocaine, prompting further inquiries. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Trump made baseless smears against both the media and special counsel.
“Does anyone really believe that the cocaine found in the West Wing of the White House, very close to the Oval Office, is being used for anyone other than Hunter & Joe Biden?” Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social. According to him, the media would discredit the find and downplay its significance. Additionally, Trump referred to the special counsel prosecutor, Jack Smith, as a drug addict and referred to him as “Deranged Jack Smith.”.
A lab analysis confirmed the substance was cocaine, leading to questions about its origin and how it entered a waiting area in the West Wing. According to a spokesperson for the US Secret Service, an investigation will be conducted to determine the reason and manner of the drug’s presence. Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, clarified that cocaine was discovered in a heavily-trafficked area frequented by visitors.
The incident occurred at the White House without the presence of President Joe Biden or members of his family. Over the holiday weekend, the Biden family spent time at Camp David. Hunter Biden has been open about his past addiction struggles, despite the fact that President Biden does not have a history of drug abuse.
The baseless allegations and attempts by Trump to tie the cocaine find to the Bidens continue to grab the attention of the media. There is still a lot of interest in the story, as Republican Senators demand answers as to how the drug got into the White House. In order to uncover the circumstances of the incident, the investigation is under way.
Despite Trump’s claims lacking evidence, they have prompted discussions about security protocols at the White House. The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing scrutiny of public figures and the need for accurate reporting.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, said, “The president and first lady and their families were not here this weekend.”
A quote from Trump’s social media post: “Watch, the Fake News Media will soon say that the amount found was a “very small amount,” and it wasn’t really cocaine, but rather common ground up aspirin.
Trump’s social media post: “Has Deranged Jack Smith, the crazy, Trump-hating Special Prosecutor, been seen around the COCAINE? He looks like a crackhead.”