Many have reported on Hunter Biden as a rogue relative in the mold of Billy Carter. Here's the New Yorker in 2019. So none of that is news.…
The Trump campaign wants to make two further claims.

1) Hunter Biden is not a minor payer like Billy Carter, but a major international scandal even worse than the Trump next generation.


2) Candidate Biden is somehow implicated in this major scandal
And not only does the Trump campaign refuses to provide the proof for the latter claims, but it tells bizarre stories the provenance of the proof.
So this story has devolved into conservative talkers complaining that mainstream media won't report on faith the unsupported allegations hurled by some of the least trustworthy sources on planet earth.
... this hypothetical scandal ...

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27 election signs have gone missing in North Topeka, KS, this campaign season: 22 of them Biden signs, 1 of them a Trump sign. But it was the theft of the Trump sign that led a Trump supporter to shoot and wound three people today.…
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I don't think it's a coincidence that this group includes no women.
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Something similar happened again and again with issues of much greater moral consequence than taxes/tariffs. And by forcing choices again and again ... 1/x
... Trump forced many of us in active politics to confront new realities.

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Donald Trump's debate strategy was to walk on stage, fling a lot of convoluted accusations at Biden, and expect them to resonate with enough voters to overcome his 10 point polling deficit. Why that was a bad plan, in one chart
When Donald Trump won the Electoral College in November 2016, still only 42% of Americans regarded him as honest. Since then, Trump's credibiliy has steadily declined to about 30%.

That's a real problem for a strategy that amounts to: "believe Trump, not Biden."
One more thing.

Have you noticed how upset Trump partisans are that they cannot force their Fox News plot lines onto other media?

There's a reason for that.

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... too many to count ...
Also, mask wearing ubiquitous.
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