“The View” co-hosts brushed off concerns regarding President Biden’s decision not to acknowledge his seventh grandchild during Monday’s episode. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin pointed out the potential double standard, suggesting that if it were Donald Trump in the same situation, it would likely be a topic of discussion. However, co-host Whoopi Goldberg dismissed Maureen Dowd’s criticism in The New York Times, stating that the information about Biden’s grandchild is private and not necessary for public knowledge.
Griffin further mentioned that Trump had not acknowledged his daughter Tiffany much, prompting another host to suggest that he probably does have other unacknowledged grandchildren. Goldberg clarified that discussing grown children is acceptable, but when it comes to a baby like Biden’s grandchild, it should not be a matter of public debate.
Goldberg criticized Dowd for making it a problem, emphasizing that it was not the fault of Hunter Biden or the child’s mother. Dowd’s column, titled “It’s Seven Grandkids, Mr. President,” criticized Biden for repeatedly neglecting to acknowledge the existence of his seventh grandchild, Navy Joan Roberts, whom Hunter Biden had with Lunden Roberts.
During the discussion, co-host Sara Haines questioned the White House’s emphasis on the number of grandchildren, while co-host Ana Navarro attributed it to the right-wing’s persistent questioning about the number of Biden’s children. Griffin highlighted that Biden had acknowledged six grandchildren in his speeches.
In Dowd’s column, she argued that Biden’s failure to acknowledge Navy’s existence undermines his narrative of the importance of family, which has been a central theme of his political career.