President Biden inadvertently disclosed Tuesday that one of his granddaughters works for billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who briefly was one of his Democratic primary rivals.
Biden made the revelation during a press conference in Glasgow, Scotland, when he called on reporter “Jen Epstein of the Wall Street Journal” to ask him a question.
Epstein corrected the president that she works for Bloomberg News, which is owned by the financial entrepreneur, who was mayor from 2002-2013.
“Excuse me. I beg your pardon,” Biden told Epstein. “I hope — I got it. I got it, especially since my granddaughter works for you guys. In a different circumstance. So I got it. I’m in trouble.”
It’s unclear which grandchild works for Bloomberg and in what role.
A White House official told The Post that the grandchild works for Bloomberg’s philanthropic endeavors — and not his news outlet, which has a coveted role in the White House press pool because it’s classified as a wire service, allowing for daily rather than rotating access to presidential events and trips.
“One of the President’s grandchildren works for Bloomberg Philanthropies, not Bloomberg News,” the official said.
The official didn’t name the grandchild.
The ex-mayor generously funds gun control groups and anti-tobacco efforts, among other projects.
Bloomberg blew $1 billion on his failed 2020 Democratic presidential campaign against Biden, before later endorsing Biden and committing $100 million toward an unsuccessful push to help Biden win Florida.
Biden has seven grandchildren, of whom three are adults: Naomi Biden, who was hired last year to work at the DC office of law firm Arnold & Porter, and her younger siblings Finnegan Biden, who was scheduled to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania this year, and Maisy Biden.
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