Fox News struggled Wednesday to connect the cocaine found in the White House on Sunday to Hunter Biden’s family visit two days later, on July 4.
In the video kicking off the “Fox & Friends” segment, which you can watch above, President Biden’s son is shown holding his three-year-old daughter during the visit, while his adult daughters and First Lady Jill Biden stand nearby are.
“Hunter Biden joins the first family on the White House balcony for the July 4th fireworks show while Secret Service agents investigate suspected cocaine found in the West Wing,” said Fox News anchor Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany then reached out to Fox News correspondent Mark Meredith, who from the White House lawn reported details of Hunter Biden’s visit and details surrounding the cocaine found in the West Wing on Sunday.
“Cameras spotted the first family there, including the First Lady in attendance and their first son, Hunter Biden,” Meredith said of a video of Hunter Biden holding his infant daughter while embracing Jill Biden while President Biden looks on A headline in the “Hunter visits WH after cocaine may be found” section, the segment’s YouTube caption read, “Hunter Biden spotted at WH after cocaine may be found in the West Wing.”
“But it appears that these drugs were discovered Sunday during the President’s absence,” Meredith clarified, breaking it down News that broke on Tuesday.
But Fox & Friends wasn’t done connecting with Hunter Biden, who has made headlines for years for his behavior and consequences related to substance abuse and addiction, but more recently for reaching a settlement on federal tax evasion allegations.
“But if you look on the internet and on social media, there are all kinds of memes and all kinds of rumours,” the show’s longtime host Steve Doocy said a few minutes into the post, highlighting memes and rumor-based information of the new apparent “Fox & Friends” gold standard. “Who has access to the White House? Who looks like they live in the White House? Oh yes, Hunter Biden.”
Doocy then attempted to clarify that there was no proof of the connection, before bluntly declaring, “It just happens on the internet.”
TheWrap has reached out to Fox News for comment on the Fox & Friends presentation of the White House cocaine news and Hunter Biden’s visit.
The White House, for its part, took action on Wednesday to clarify exactly who could be responsible for the cocaine.
“The area where this was discovered is a heavily trafficked area through which many visitors to the West Wing come,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
“Visitors to the West Wing come for many reasons. Of course we offer tours of the west wing,” said Jean-Pierre, adding that recently there have been tours that took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – practically every day, with the exception of federal holidays like Tuesday.