NYC Gallery Housing Hunter Biden Paintings Gets $580K Paycheck Protection Loan. It Has Two Employees

FILE - Then Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 6, 2009. Hunter Biden, an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. The book is called “Beautiful Things” and will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to his publisher. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sometimes it’s who you know. Or, in Hunter Biden’s case, who you’re related to. 

The art gallery the is repping the son of Joe Biden and budding artist has received an awful lot of federal funds since Joe became President. 

The Georges Berges Gallery received  a $150,000 “disaster assistance loan from the Small Business Association in 2020. 

But since the elder Biden took office, the gallery received an additional $350K from the SBA. 

The approval for the loan came July 26, right before the gallery exclusively housed 15 paintings by Hunter Biden. 

The gallery has a total of two employees, and the total loan amount under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program came to $580,000. 

When George Berges was asked if any of that cash went directly to Hunter Biden as a salary or stipend, or to market the paintings, Berges didn’t answer. 

Here’s what Tom Anderson, the director of the government integrity project as the National Legal and Policy Center said in a story in the New York Post. 

“We’ve reached a new low in American politics where the President’s son gets his midlife crisis art career subsidized by the American people as part of our pandemic response to COVID. You can’t make this up. This is a unique situation in which the president’s son is directly benefiting from federal loans made to a third party.”

Biden claims to be a self-taught artist.  A week ago in Los Angeles, the Milk Studios showcased some of Biden’s paintings that were priced between $75,000 and $500,000. 

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