Essentially because he is Joe, that’s why.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pushed back on President Trump’s broadsides against his son Hunter Biden in a new interview, saying it is “crass” to go after the children of one’s political rivals.
The former vice president was asked in an interview on the progressive political podcast “Pod Save America” released Saturday why he hasn’t highlighted concerns that the Trump family is profiting off the presidency, a charge Trump has made against Biden’s son.
“It’s a specific decision, and I just think it’s crass,” Biden said.
“I’m running against Donald Trump, not his children, and the American people want to hear about their families, not about Trump’s family or my family, although I’m very proud of my family,” he said. “It’s just not how I was raised. It’s that basic. It’s Donald Trump.”
Critics have long raised concerns about Trump’s family profiting off his presidency, with Democrats maintaining that his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner holding positions as senior White House advisers presents conflicts of interest with their businesses.
If you are anything like me you were likely yelling “What about your kids?” at the TV while Trump was trashing Hunter Biden right and left during the debate.
But even while I was saying that I knew that Joe Biden was not going to bring them up.
That is just not who Joe Biden is, and even though he had heaps of ammunition to use against the Trump family, that was a bright line he simply will not cross.
And do you know what?
That really just makes me admire him even more.