During a heated exchange with podcast host Noam Dworman, Washington Post columnist Philip Bump decided to leave the set when the host continuously insisted on presenting evidence suggesting that President Joe Biden was aware of and involved in his son Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption with foreign business entities.
After more than an hour of Dworman presenting what he saw as evidence of the president’s involvement in his son’s alleged corruption during the Comedy Cellar podcast, with Bump dismissing the significance of the evidence, Dworman focused on a text message that Hunter had sent to his daughter, mentioning that he owed his father “50% of my income.”
Bump, who has extensively covered Biden’s son in his reporting, dismissed the question outright, stating, “I have no idea what that means.” This particular question appeared to be the breaking point for Bump, as he continued to evade subsequent questions from Dworman before eventually declaring that he was leaving the show.
Dworman probed further, asking, “What can we infer from the text message to Hunter’s adult daughter, where he mentions giving 50% of his income to his father?” Bump responded, “I have no idea what that means. I really don’t. I have no clue.”
Dworman expressed his disagreement, to which Bump replied, “I understand, it’s circumstantial evidence, and it seems you prefer that over direct evidence.”
Dworman pressed on, asking, “Well then, what could the text message possibly imply?” Bump once again evaded the question, stating, “I don’t know. I honestly don’t know.”
As Dworman attempted to ask more questions, Bump indicated his decision to leave, saying, “I appreciate you having me on.” However, the host persisted, asking, “Has anyone asked Hunter’s daughter about this?” Bump reiterated, “I don’t know. I really don’t know.” The host continued, “Don’t you think someone should ask her?”
Growing frustrated, the Washington Post reporter responded, “Alright, I already said I don’t know, and I can’t interpret it, so I don’t have anything else to say about it. What do you expect me to say?”
Recalling Bump’s behavior during the episode, Dworman stated, “You keep saying there’s no evidence, no evidence. But there’s a text message where he mentions giving his father 50% of his money. That’s evidence!”
Bump eventually conceded, possibly in an attempt to conclude the discussion, “Fine, okay! Fine. It can be considered evidence. I appreciate you having me on.”
Despite Dworman’s continued questions on the topic, Bump remarked, “I feel like you want me to leave, like you want me to just walk out in the middle of this…”
The host inquired, “Is this how it usually goes? Is this how the Washington Post handles people with differing opinions?” Bump retorted, “Yes, when I agree to appear for 45 minutes and it turns into an hour and fifteen minutes, then yes. After a while, I decide to leave.”
At that point, Dworman let him go. Bump did not provide an immediate response to Fox News Digital’s request for comment regarding the interview.