As President Joe Biden continued to deal with the blowback from the Afghanistan debacle over the weekend, it was business as usual for son Hunter, who was seen making another trip to his favorite restaurant in his new Malibu neighborhood.
The 51-year-old, who recently moved into a $20,000-a-month rental with wife Melissa and one-year-old son Beau, was surrounded by a massive security detail as he visited Greek eatery Taverna Tony on Sunday.
But he was soon confronted with some troubles of his own after arriving to find the restaurant at full capacity with no tables available for him.
Despite his well-placed connections as the president’s son, Hunter instead had to settle for takeout, which his bodyguards ended up picking up on his behalf, according to onlookers.
Lunch time: Hunter Biden was seen stepping out in his new Malibu neighborhood Sunday to grab lunch at his favorite Greek Restaurant
The 51-year-old wore a Camp David baseball cap in an apparent nod to his father, who was vacationing at the presidential retreat when the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated
Biden moved into the 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home earlier this year and has been spotted multiple times out and about in the affluent beach town since
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the father-of-five dressed casually in a blue jacket, black jeans and a Camp David Presidential Retreat baseball cap, in an apparent nod to his dad.
The president has come under fire over the disastrous withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan, where the country’s government fell to the Taliban in a matter of days as a result.
Biden had been spending the weekend at Camp David on August 15, when the Taliban seized the Afghan capital, sparking a political and diplomatic nightmare.
On Sunday, as Hunter stepped out in Malibu, Biden held a press conference where he was seen turning his back on a reporter who asked about the threats Americans face due to the fiasco.
The snub came just hours after his own national security adviser Jake Sullivan told NBC News that there is a ‘genuine threat’ ISIS could attack the evacuation effort at Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul.
Hunter, who has not commented publicly on the crisis, was escorted by a four-car motorcade of Secret Service agents during the Sunday afternoon outing.
Upon arriving, Hunter learned his favorite restaurant (pictured) was at full capacity with no dining tables available for him
According to onlookers, Hunter had to settle for takeout instead
The president’s son, who moved from Venice to Malibu earlier this year, was escorted by a four-car motorcade during the outing
Biden and his family are constantly surrounded by a massive security detail funded by American taxpayers
His frequent trips into town have raised eyebrows due to the security costs funded by taxpayers.
Late last month, DailyMail.com revealed his wife Melissa’s coffee run at Starbucks cost Americans around $285.
The average salaries for top Secret Service agents – such as those closely protecting President Joe Biden’s family – are $148,437 a year, according to job review website Glassdoor.com.
The six-figure sum amounts to an approximate hourly rate of $71.36, meaning taxpayers are forking over $285.44 for the coffee run in a two-hour jaunt.
It’s also not the first time not the first time Hunter Biden and Co. were seen at the Greek spot.
Earlier this month, Hunter was joined by his wife and son as they stepped out for dinner at the popular restaurant.
Earlier this month, Hunter was spotted visiting the Greek hot spot with his family
President Biden has come under fire over the disastrous withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan, where the country’s government subsequently fell to the Taliban in a matter of days as a result
In early May the three were seen grabbing lunch with friend there when the family was still living in Venice, about a half hour away.
Taverna Tony is a celebrity hotspot, with the rich and famous drawn to the swanky locale.
Biden moved into the 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home about four months ago, TMZ reported, leaving behind the $5.4million mansion he had been renting in Venice Beach because it afforded the family too little privacy.
His new Malibu home features an open floor plan and touts solid oak floors, French doors and 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean.