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Taxpayers Subsidize Manhattan Gallery Showcasing Hunter Biden Art

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy

A Manhattan art gallery exhibiting and selling artwork from Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, received $580,000 in taxpayer-funded Covid-19 relief aid, about half of which came after Biden took office.

The Georges Berges Gallery only has two employees but it received a $150,000 “disaster assistance loan” from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records, the New York Post reported.

The SBA later “revised” the loan, approving another $350,000 on July 26, shortly before the gallery exclusively marketed 15 paintings by Hunter Biden, public records show.

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In addition to the loans, the SoHo gallery collected almost $80,000 in two payments in April 2020 and February 2021 under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, to help businesses pay their employees during the pandemic.

The newspaper noted that while there’s no evidence that President Biden helped secure the additional $350,000 loan, watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center found that of the more than 100 galleries in New York City’s 10th congressional district, which includes SoHo, TriBeCa and Chelsea, the Georges Berges Gallery received “by far” the largest forgivable SBA disaster loan.

“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,” the New York Post reported National Legal and Policy Center Director Tom Anderson saying.

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