President Joe Biden publicly accepted the fact that he has seven, rather than six, grandchildren. In recent months, when asked about the number of grandchildren he had, the president did not acknowledge the child of his son Hunter with a former Arkansas stripper.
Navy Joan Roberts, age 4, is the daughter of Hunter and Lunden Roberts. The president said that the former couple “are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward.
Furthermore, the president said that the situation surrounding his previously-unacknowledged grandchild was “not a political issue, it’s a family matter.”
“Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy,” he said.
Last Christmas, the Biden family displayed a number of stockings at the White House and did not include Navy’s name.
In April, Biden said that he had “six grandchildren, and I’m crazy about them. And I speak to them every single day.”
The president’s son was locked in a paternity dispute with Navy’s mother, which was settled last month. As a result of the agreement, Hunter Biden agreed to allow the child to have some of his artwork.
Furthermore, Lunden Roberts withdrew her request for Navy’s last name to be changed to Biden.
NBC treated it as "breaking news" that Joe Biden, after more than four years, finally acknowledged the existence of his seventh grandchild.
That tells you all you need to know about who Biden is — and always has been. pic.twitter.com/yMcOnV9ORj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 29, 2023
Roberts spoke to the media last year about the father of her daughter. Hunter Biden’s status as Navy’s biological father was settled following a DNA test.
Roberts met the president’s son while working as an exotic dancer in Washington D.C. and around the time that Hunter Biden was engaged in a relationship with his brother’s widow Hallie.
Navy’s mother spoke to the media in part to dispel rumors that she believed that Hunter Biden would be indicted on tax charges. Her attorney said at the time that he would “be surprised” if the younger Biden was not indicted. She testified before a grand jury in Delaware last year related to Hunter Biden’s finances.
Earlier this year, the president’s son was indicted on federal tax charges.