During an extensive interview on Thursday, coinciding with President Joe Biden‘s visit to Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Biden stated he would not pardon his son, Hunter Biden, if convicted of federal gun charges. He also confirmed he would accept the trial’s outcome, which is currently taking place in Wilmington, Delaware.

In an interview with ABC News, President Biden was asked if he would rule out pardoning Hunter Biden, who faces three counts related to lying on a 2018 gun application. Biden replied, “Yes.”

Hunter Biden, whose federal gun trial began on Monday, is accused of illegally purchasing and possessing a gun while using illicit drugs. Although he has pleaded not guilty to all three changes, he has been very open about his struggle with addiction.

As his trial began, the courtroom delved into a painful chapter for the Biden family, highlighting Hunter’s struggle with drug addiction following his brother Beau’s death.

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Typically refraining from commenting on his son’s legal troubles, Biden expressed support for Hunter on Monday, stating he was proud of his recovery from addiction.

“Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us. A lot of families have loved ones who have overcome addiction and know what we mean,” said Biden.

“As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases,” he added, “But as a dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength. Our family has been through a lot together, and Jill and I are going to continue to be there for Hunter and our family with our love and support.”

First Lady Jill Biden attended the trial to support her son before joining the president in France for a D-Day commemoration event.

Hunter’s trial marks the first time in U.S. history that a sitting president’s child has faced federal criminal charges.

Hunter’s trial, coinciding with former president and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s recent conviction on 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records – making him the first former U.S. president to become a convicted felon – signals an era of unprecedented change in American politics.

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