During a White House event Thursday, President Joe Biden proudly listed six of his grandchildren, neglecting to mention his seventh, the four-year-old love child Hunter Biden fathered with a stripper—and with whose mother the younger Biden is currently battling in court to prevent his daughter from taking the last name Biden.
Biden named the six grandchildren during a "Take Your Child to Work Day" event at the White House. Left unmentioned was Navy Joan, Hunter Biden's daughter who is at the center of a custody battle with mother Lunden Alexis Roberts, who worked as a stripper at a Washington, D.C., club when she met the president's son. Arkansas Circuit Court judge Holly Meyer on Monday ordered Biden to personally appear at future hearings in the case to answer questions about his laptop and financial records on it.
If Hunter Biden appears at hearings it will be his first public appearance in the case. The Biden family has refused to publicly acknowledge the girl, even though a court-ordered DNA test proved "with scientific certainty" that she is Hunter Biden’s child.
"I want both of your clients at every hearing that I conduct," Meyer told attorneys for Roberts and Hunter this week. "I will no longer allow us to dismiss clients from these hearings, because it is interfering with the progress of this litigation which is taking way too long to get over simple points."
Among the matters that will likely be discussed at the next hearing in May is whether Roberts may change her daughter's last name to "Biden." Hunter Biden opposed the move, citing "scorn in the community for the Biden name."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.