Hunter Biden interviewer says his 'hands were tied' from asking political questions

Host Mario Nawfal complained that the interview was "f*cking stressful" because of strict constraints on questions.

Hunter Biden was interviewed on a cryptocurrency Twitter Space on Tuesday, refusing to answer "political" questions and allegedly dropping out of the call when asked if he sold any art as NFTs, also known as non-fungible tokens.

The First Son, who is currently under FBI investigation, was hosted by Mario Nawfal on his "The Crypto Roundtable Show," live in a Twitter Space. They were joined by Donald Kushner, the creator of the NFT Cryptosaurs, according to the Daily Mail.

Biden seemed to be interested in NFTs, and spoke about his hobby of making art.

"I've always been an artist from the time I've been a child, and I think it's always been the center of my life," he said. 

"Not until recently have I been able to devote the entirety of my day to art… Art was always a part of me and something that I've always practiced but never been able to devote eight hours a day to it like I have for the past three years."

The 52-year-old shared that it was the meditative aspects of art that got him into NFTs, but didn't really talk about the digital art-selling market that was the Space's topic, or any pressing issues for that matter. Instead, he spoke about mental health.

"I have a therapist," Biden said. "But you know, when I make my art, and I make art every day at least as many hours as I can possibly fit in with the day... When I make art, I become fully immersed in it. It's something that takes up the entirety of my attention or focus."

"I'm in a better place than I've - I think - I've ever been in my life," he said, adding that taking "one day at a time" was the "most profound lesson" he learned.

Later in the podcast, the controversial First Son was asked to confirm if he hadn't sold any of his own NFTs yet, but he left the call without giving an answer. Kushner dropped from the call as well.

It was then that host Nawfal complained that the interview was "f*cking stressful" because of strict constraints on questions.

"It was a bit difficult for us because we had questions we could ask him [and] couldn't ask," Nawfal said. "Behind the scenes that was tough... There was a lot of requirements we had to meet. F*ck that was so stressful. That was so f*cking stressful, man." 

"Usually, I'm very open, I ask questions," he continued. "It's like a free mic, anyone could ask questions. We always let debates happen. But this is the first time where we, like, kind of f*cking hands tied."

The online crypto community was disheartened at the interview, with one popular user "CryptoKaleo" writing "The fact Hunter Biden is being given a platform to shill his shit in the name of engagement farming is disgusting."

One user was even kicked out of the Space for asking about the connection the faulty FTX project has with the Democratic Party.

In the Space, Nawfal was then asked about why he would have Biden on to promote his art if the conversation was going to be censored.

He took ownership of his mistake, saying that it was his "fault" to "accept any guests."

"I don't care if it's a president next time, any guests that comes on, that's my rule moving forward as of today," he said. "Any guests that comes on from now on has to be ready to be able to answer my f*cking questions we want to ask. No pre-packed questions." 

The podcast host then received a message from a producer that Biden and Kushner were accidentally disconnected, instead of purposely hanging up. 

Kushner's business partner, Mike Bonhoeffer, unmuted his microphone in the Space to call out Nawfal. 

"I have not heard anybody thrown under the bus that way you [did] because of a glitch on your system that knocked Donald and Hunter off the network… so quickly dark and put the blame on somebody that had no control over what happened and quickly construct a narrative," Bonhoeffer said.

According to the Daily Mail, they put constraints on the questions to avoid "contentious political discussions."

"Hunter is somebody who does not want to talk about politics because he's not a politician, he's an artist," Bonhoeffer said. "We took a look at the stream of vitriol that came when you put the promo up on your Twitter feed, and it was thousands of people sh*t talking Hunter Biden. So, we have to put constraints on this." 

Nawfal apologized for the assumption that Biden and Kushner intentionally hung up.

"It's very unusual for two people to get kicked off at the same time - it happens though - so I assumed that based on that and that's my mistake."

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