Psaki Bristles over Question on Hunter Biden Art Deals: ‘I Know This Is Your Favorite Topic’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 1, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki grew defensive on Tuesday when asked about the art deals of President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Steven Nelson, the New York Post’s D.C. reporter, noted during a press briefing that his outlet had recently reported that Hunter Biden had sold five prints of his art for $75,000 each and that a team of lawyers was reviewing the prospective buyers who will be allowed into an upcoming New York show.

“That seems to suggest a departure from the White House-brokered agreement where the purchasers would be anonymous,” Nelson said to Psaki. “I was hoping you could say if the White House knows who’s purchased the five prints and whether there is indeed a departure to the arrangement that there would be anonymity here.”

“I know this is your favorite topic,” Psaki shot back. “But, again, it is still the purview of the gallerist. We still do not know and will not know who purchases any paintings and the president remains proud of his son.” 

As Nelson began

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