On Friday, People Magazine ran an “exclusive” PR statement from Joe and Jill Biden, announcing that after four years, they are finally acknowledging their 7th grandchild Navy Joan Roberts. That same day, the publication dramatically altered a months-old article titled “Joe Biden’s 7 Grandchildren: Everything to Know” to include 4-year-old Navy after her name was initially omitted.
In the original article, People Magazine writes gushing paragraphs about each of the Biden children but refuses to even mention Navy by name, instead opting to address her with two curt, legalist paragraphs about Hunter’s court-ordered paternity test.
Presumably, as an excuse to not name Navy, the article states, “[A] motion was filed to keep the child’s identifying information hidden from the public in order to protect the child during the 2020 presidential election.” However, the article was published in November 2022, when Navy was widely cited by name in the media.
At that time of publication, Navy’s mother, Lunden Roberts, was fighting to maintain her child support, and a few months prior, Joe Biden declined to provide Lunden and Navy with security after their lives were threatened. At the same time, the president had never publicly acknowledged Navy. People Magazine could have, at the very least, dedicated a few sentences to Navy’s disownment and the child support legal battle but chose to instead enable the president and his son’s cruelty and neglect.
People Magazine’s edits prove that even entertainment outlets are among the numerous propaganda mouthpieces for the Biden Administration. When Biden was unpersoning Navy, so was People, and as soon as the president decided he was ready to acknowledge her, so, too, was People. Indeed, on Friday, People Magazine dedicated several newly added paragraphs to Navy’s section of the Biden grandchildren article. The November piece now names Navy by name and also heavily quotes Joe Biden’s latest PR statement and an anonymous source who, naturally, defends the president’s years-long dismissal of the child.
According to People Magazine’s Biden PR statement published Friday, “Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, 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. This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.”
However, Hunter has not worked to “foster a relationship that is in the best interests of [his] daughter.” Over the last few years, he has publicly claimed Navy is not his daughter, fought Roberts in court to avoid responsibility for Navy, was accused of treating the proceedings with contempt, petitioned to lower his child support, reportedly has made no effort to ever meet Navy, and stopped Navy from taking the Biden surname.
If President Biden wanted what was “best” for Navy, he would have told his son to take accountability for his actions and take care of his child. He also would have made the decision to love Navy, even if Hunter wouldn’t. There was no reason that Biden and Jill could not have at least met Navy. Biden also could have provided Navy with security, given that she is being endangered because of her association with him. Instead, Biden has chosen to be a dead-beat grandpa, just like his dead-beat son, with the approval of People Magazine and the rest of the corporate media.
Ultimately, the PR statement leaves Americans with many unanswered questions. Does this acknowledgment mean Biden and his Hunter are going to, at long last, meet Navy? Will Biden let Navy ride on Air Force One, start buying her Christmas presents, give her the same opportunities and love that he’s afforded his other grandchildren, and finally allow her to assume the Biden last name?
Unfortunately, the answer is most likely no. “This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter,” Joe and Jill said in their statement. To Biden, however, this is entirely a political issue. Biden is responding to the chorus of Americans on both sides of the political aisle who have expressed deep distaste over the disownment of his own flesh and blood. By merely acknowledging Navy’s existence while also asserting that it’s a “family matter,” Biden is signaling that the status quo still stands, except this time, no one can accuse him of not acknowledging Navy.
This was a cold and calculated PR move, hence why he contacted a friendly media outlet and not his victimized granddaughter. Moreover, good grandpas don’t just acknowledge their granddaughters, they love them and play a role in their lives. Biden, however, is more interested in approval ratings and 2024 polls than either of those things.