Hunter Biden on relationship with his dad, addiction battle

Biden told ABC News he is not consumed with being "the subject of Donald Trump's ire" because he is "absolutely enveloped in the love of my family."
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Transcript for Hunter Biden on relationship with his dad, addiction battle
We continue with Amy's exclusive interview with hunter Biden who found himself at the center of the political firestorm over the impeachment inquiry into president trump, Amy. Good morning again, robin. This was a ride-ranging interview where no questions were off limits. When I sat down with him at his home in Los Angeles he opened up about his relationship with his father, his feelings about president trump and his children and his tough battle with addiction. You're on pretty much everyone's lip. Whatever happened to hunter? Where the hell is he? It went to hunter Biden. Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden. Is it the first thing you think about when you wake up, the last thing you think about before you go to bed. No, it really isn't. I know where I stand with my dad and my family. Being the subject of Donald Trump's ire is a feather in my cap. It's not something that I go to bed nervous about at night at the reason I'm able to do that is because I am absolutely enveloped in love of my family. I certainly hope there is no negative political ramifications of this. I think the truth always win. Do you think you're a distraction to your father's campaign? No, personally myself I'm not necessarily a distraction to his campaign. I'm never a distraction to my dad. But as it relates to actually going and being on stage with him, this is not a family business. Everybody kind of thinks that somehow whether it's a compliment that we're like the kennedys or whether it's a backhanded compliment like you're the trumps, my dad has a job but that does not mean that I had any plans to go do rallies and, you know, talk about Donald Trump's kids and I never will. You know, that's not what Bidens do. My dad doesn't go after other people's kids. He just doesn't. Never has. Do you think it's perfectly fine and the trump children have been criticized for doing similar sorts of -- Look, that's -- -- Business. Unlike them I don't spend a lot of time thinking about them. I really don't. It's all noise and what they do is they create just an enormous amount of noise. I have to then answer questions about accusations made by probably the most unethical group of people that we've ever seen in this republic. You said no one vote organization will vote for or against my dad because of me. Yeah. And my dad knows that. Do you still believe that. 100%. Mie dad doesn't have to defend me. My dad only has to love me and he loves me unequivocally. Look, I know that after being able to get up after beau died say whatever the hell -- Lock him up. Maybe lock her up goes to lock him up. I mean, who cares. Look, like I have said, I've been through some stuff in my life. I've been through some real, real stuff. This isn't real stuff. It isn't. It truly isn't. That part of it, that Barnum and Bailey, you know, say anything, do anything you want, you know, I mean like, you know, Donald prince humperdinck Jr. Is -- I have fallen and I have gotten up. I have done esteemable thing answer things that have been in my life that I regret. Every single one of those things has brought me exactly to where I am right now which is probably the best place I've been in my life. I've gone through my own In and out of rehab seven, eight times. Say it nicer to me. Sought treatment. Sought treatment. For issues. For substance abuse issues. So insensitive. So sorry. But I think this is a human question. Yeah. Do you worry -- No, but for real let me say something -- Do you worry all of this noise that it could affect your sobriety? You don't want to live in the worry of it because then you're feeding the beast. I have no answer other than this, you got to live in the connections that you to healthy things and I have so many of them and I got to live there instead of living in fear like, oh, my god, the stress is going to make me drink or the stress is going to make me use. President trump will likely see or at least read about this interview. Anything you'd like him to hear from you. No, no. I mean really no. It's really hard for me to say anything snarky right now or combative because I was raised to respect that office. I don't know -- it's making me emotional. Why do you think you're getting emotional? Because I'm really proud of being an American. But I have to admit I take no pleasure in this watching this death spiral of this administration, this president and the people that surround How do you think this will all play out in the history I don't know. I hope that the history isn't fully written yet. I hope that a lot of people that have a chance of redemption stand up for what is right. And you will be seeing hunter Biden on the campaign trail with his father but as he unequivocally told us only as long as he is not a distraction. And you can see more of our exclusive interview tonight on "World news" and on "Nightline" as well. Interesting to see when he got emotional. When he was talking about America. When he was talking about how much he loved his country and he was embarrassed. He was like I can't believe I'm crying right now but it was real. You could feel his emotion and he couldn't control it. Can't wait to see more of that. Yeah. Just an incredible interview, Thank you. We turn to the wife of the

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