No topic was off limits in the first 2020 presidential debate — not even the candidates’ families.
Former Vice President Joe Biden quickly reacted when his opponent brought up his son Hunter.
Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly alleged that Biden and his son acted corruptly in Ukraine.
During the debate, he brought these arguments to the fore again, launching attacks on the former vice president’s son Hunter for his past business dealings.
Biden attempted to redirect the focus of the debate to issues affecting the country.
"This is not about my family or his family, this is about your family — the American people," Biden said. "He doesn't want to talk about what you need."
Trump later returned to the topic of Hunter, citing his past struggles with drug addiction.
Biden responded by saying he was proud of his son for overcoming addiction.
"My son had a drug problem, but he's overcome it and I'm proud of him,” he said.
The moment came after Biden laid into Trump for a recent report alleging that Trump called U.S. soldiers who died in war “losers.” During the moment, Biden said that his late son Beau, a former soldier who served in Iraqi before dying from brain cancer in 2015, was not a “loser.”
“I don’t know Beau; I know Hunter,” Trump replied to Biden bringing up the memory of his late son.