Joe Biden and President Donald Trump participated in dueling prime-time town halls on Thursday night; neither presidential candidate was asked about the Hunter Biden story that has dominated headlines this week.
Biden answered questions from undecided voters at the ABC News town hall that took place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. However, the former vice president was not asked one question regarding his son's overseas dealings by moderator George Stephanopoulos or by the audience during the 90-minute town hall. Biden was asked about transgender rights and seemed to imply that children as young as 8 should have the right to decide their gender.
Hunter Biden has been at the forefront this week following various New York Post bombshell reports. On Wednesday, the Post published an article featuring alleged Hunter Biden emails that were allegedly obtained from a water-damaged laptop, which was reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in 2019. The owner of the independent Apple repair shop in Delaware, who allegedly turned the laptop over to the FBI and Rudy Giuliani, said he now fears for his life.
The laptop is said to have a trove of potentially damaging documents and communications from Hunter, including dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma. One alleged email from 2015 pulled from the laptop reportedly shows an adviser to the board of Burisma, Vadym Pozharskyi, thanking Hunter for introducing him to his father.