Hunter Biden took a swipe at Donald Trump Jr. during a television appearance Thursday night — the latest shot in an ongoing war of words between the two first sons.
The younger Biden made the remarks during his appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” after being asked by the host if it drove him “crazy” to “hear someone like Donald Trump Jr.” claiming that a double standard exists between the scrutiny the two receive.
Biden said, “It is wildly comical, that’s putting it lightly,” that Don Jr. would argue he would face criminal liability if he engaged in the same business Hunter Biden does.
The 51-year-old, who was on the show promoting his new memoir “Beautiful Things,” which was released this week, said he had “learned” to not “spend too much time thinking about them,” likely referring to the Trump family and other political foes.
“I do, I think about it all the time,” Kimmel not-so-jokingly replied.
While promoting his tome this week, the first son made headlines for saying he probably wound up smoking “parmesan cheese” while scrounging through his carpet looking for crack cocaine.
Trump Jr., a frequent critic of his fellow first son, trolled Biden over the revelation in a series of Instagram posts, the most recent of which was posted Thursday.
Asked by Kimmel if he had ever met the younger Trump, Biden said he believed he hadn’t.
“Not that I know of, but I’ve been in some pretty rough places.”
In the final months of the heated 2020 presidential race, The Post revealed a trove of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that raised questions about his then-candidate father’s ties to his son’s foreign business ventures, including Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company linked to corruption.
In December, the younger Biden announced through the Biden transition team that he was under federal investigation, which is believed to be focused on tax fraud.
Last September, Senate Republicans revealed through the findings of their investigation into the younger Biden’s overseas business dealings that at the time, the Obama administration ignored “glaring warning signs” about his appointment to the board.
His position with the reportedly corrupt energy company — which paid him “as much as $50,000 per month” — “created an immediate potential conflict of interest” because his father was the “point man” in US policy toward Ukraine, the report stated.
In addition to his Ukrainian connections, other emails on the computer showed Hunter discussing potential business deals with China’s largest private energy company, including a 10 percent share for “the big guy,” who was later confirmed by Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski to be Joe Biden.
The younger Biden has denied any wrongdoing, and says he is not working on a plea deal in the Justice Department probe
Trump Jr., for his part, has argued that the scrutiny faced by Hunter would be far greater if the Trump and Biden names were swapped and the circumstances were the same.