Hunter Biden is back in the limelight following a report Tuesday that President Joe Biden's son used the N-word multiple times while texting back and forth with his attorney.
The revelation led the hashtag #RacistHunter to trend on Twitter.
What are the details?
The Daily Mail claimed in an exclusive report to have obtained the text messages between Biden and corporate lawyer George Mesires from Biden's abandoned laptop. Screenshots purportedly show Biden used the shortened slang version of the racial epithet a number of times during their banter.
According to the Mail, Mesires is white.
Images showed that Biden texted Mesires in December 2018, "'how much money do I owe you. Becaause (sic) n***a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates."
"That made me snarf my coffee," Mesires replied, to which Biden responded, "That's what im saying ni...," cutting off the text.
In another exchange, Biden asks Mesires, "Where do you find unconditional love then George," and the attorney replies, "God loves you unconditionally. Beau loves you unconditionally. Children are too young to understand what it means. But you will show them. There are ideals of unconditional lovve that serve as proxies. I don't have many. You. God."
"OMG n***a did you just a fictional character from the imagination of the collective frightened and my dead brothers (sic) unconditional love is what I should rely on and my kids aren't children George," Biden replied.
The two went on to apparently joke back and forth, with Biden texting "my penis as of late has been unconditional" and "I only love you because you're black." He also replied to Mesires, "True dat n***a."
Biden had also reportedly saved a meme on his laptop with the image of a hug between his father and former President Barack Obama, where a fictional script shows Joe Biden telling the former president, "You my n***a, Barack."
As The Daily Mail's story was reposted countless times on Twitter, #RacistHunter became a trending topic on the platform.
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the story with the hashtag along with the message, "Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in casual conversation, text messages show."
Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in casual conversation, text messages show | Daily Mail Online… https://t.co/hRAjfE0bPr— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1623182582.0
Pro-Trump Republican organizer Scott Presler tweeted, "Joe Biden's son used the n-word multiple times in text messages with his lawyer. I wonder where he learned that. Like father, like son. To our global community & people of color, we apologize for the first family — a worldwide embarrassment. #RacistHunter."
Another user wrote, "#RacistHunter is trending and I'm not surprised, his dad idolized KKK member 'Robert Byrd' and even spoke at his funeral. He was a leader of a hate group that loved using the n-word to insult black people."
Others defended Biden.
One person tweeted, "Hunter Biden Is a recovering addict. I am sure he has said things he regrets. He is not President nor does he work for us. He is a private citizen who is being targeted by political operative. sick and sad #RacistHunter is targeting a private citizen @twitter."
But some people used humor to react to the story, with the Washington Free Beacon's Joe Simonson tweeting, "Hunter Biden will never be editor of teen vogue now."
Hunter biden will never be editor of teen vogue now— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@Joe Gabriel Simonson)1623189856.0
The New York Post — the publication that first reported on some of the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop ahead of the 2021 presidential election and was quickly censored by Twitter — also reported on The Mail's revelations.
The Post added:
President Biden himself has a long history of using racially charged language. In 2006, he told one voter that "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent". The following year, he described Obama, then a fellow candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, as "the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean."
Just last year, Biden told "Breakfast Club" radio show host Charlemagne Tha God that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."