Ever get the feeling that watching the Biden administration is like being on the outside of some practical joke that everybody in the administration is in on?
First son Hunter Biden is making hundreds of thousands of dollars for his, ahem… “artwork,” and America is supposed to pretend that it’s perfectly normal for a former crack head with no previous experience in art to have such luck. In his first art exhibit in Hollywood, Calif., earlier this month, he reportedly sold five prints for $75,000 apiece — some of Hunter’s “art” came with a $500,000 price tag — for a nice tidy profit of $375,000. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among the attendees, as well as boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard and singer Moby.
But don’t worry, the White House has assured the country that neither they nor Hunter will know the identity of the patrons dropping tens of thousands of dollars for the paintings.
The one man who does know is Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, but given the dishonesty that’s becoming a trademark of the Biden administration, it’s difficult to accept that the names of the buyers are staying in the vault for long.
Especially when Bergès is seen in a photograph shared on Instagram wearing a Camp David hat “two days before Biden’s long-anticipated exhibition made a surprise opening at Bergès gallery in SoHo on Saturday,” the Daily Mail reported.
The British tabloid said Hunter’s art dealer “was photographed wearing a Camp David hat after Joe Biden visited the presidential retreat – sparking questions whether the controversial gallerist joined the first family there.”
The picture was shared by renowned gossip columnist and celebrity interviewer George Wayne, who claims to have introduced Hunter to Bergès — the post appears to have been deleted, but can be seen here:
“GB shows up wearing a fabulous cap emblazoned with the Presidential seal and the words Camp David Presidential Retreat 46 all over it,” the caption reads — Bergès is on the right in the photo.
As for the assurance that Bergès is remaining mum on those forking over large sums of money to the son of a sitting president, the Daily Mail reported, “Former White House ethics chiefs have slammed the arrangement saying it is wide open to abuse, especially after evidence emerged from Hunter’s abandoned laptop that he touted his powerful family connections in business deals with Chinese government-linked partners.”
The Daily Mail did not report on the date of Biden’s last visit to Camp David, but reported on Sept. 17 that Biden “returned to the White House on Sunday night together with first lady Jill Biden after a weekend away at Camp David,” in a story about the president gearing up for the battle of passing his $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill.
Lost in the mix here is how often Biden is away from the White House, as seen in a report over the weekend from CNN, of all sources.
“Biden has taken 35 personal trips and spent all or part of 108 of his first 276 days in office at one of his Delaware homes or at Camp David in Maryland. That includes partial days, like Friday — when he spent the day at the White House and departed in the evening,” the network reported. “Sixty-nine of those 108 days away from Washington were spent at his home in Wilmington, spread over 23 visits; seven days at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, beach house over two visits; and 32 days at Camp David over 10 visits.”
The graphic was included in the article:
The “long-anticipated exhibition” that opened at the SoHo gallery was not as popular as the LA gig, it seems. According to the New York Post, there was a “meager turnout” on day two of the exhibit.
“A mere three potential buyers looked over Hunter Biden’s pricey paintings during Day 2 of his New York City show on Sunday — as the gallery owner said he’s unsure whether he’ll throw a party to celebrate the novice artist and presidential scion,” the newspaper reported.
Several potential art admirers were reportedly denied admission to the Georges Bergès Gallery, as the Post noted previously that “the gallery was using a team of lawyers to vet anyone who wants to see the show.”
A source cited in the piece said there’s “a whole process to get in.”
“You’re not going to see much of a crowd today,” Bergès said Sunday, according to the Post. When asked if there would be a formal opening of the show, he replied, “I don’t know.”
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