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USA. Joe Biden and the kinder, gentler War on Drugs | Opinion

How can Joe Biden, who championed the foundational federal laws of the War on Drugs over the last 40 years, be so compassionate toward his son’s struggle with addiction?

When President Donald Trump tried to hit Biden during their first debate by mocking his son Hunter for drug use, the former vice president had a clear answer: “My son, like a lot of people, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA, 21.10.2020)