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Biden: Political efforts to target son amount to 'foul play'

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN: Bidens' dogs removed from the White House Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE on Thursday said that he considers political efforts to target his son Hunter Biden “kind of a foul play.”

During an interview with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertWake up, America: Laughter is healing Without Trump, late-night 'comedy' becomes even more insufferable Dolly Parton says she turned down medal from Trump administration twice MORE, the former vice president was asked about how he would be able to work with Republicans that have attacked Hunter Biden.

Biden said he had “great confidence in Hunter,” adding that he’s not concerned about the accusations against him.

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“It’s used to get to me, I think it’s kind of a foul play, but look it is what it is and he’s a grown man,” he said. "He is the smartest man I know in pure, intellectual capacity, and as long as he’s good, we’re good.”

When Colbert pressed again on whether Biden could work with Republicans who have targeted Hunter Biden, the president-elect said that he could.

“If it benefits the country, then yes. I really mean it,” he said. “Because look, there’s so much at stake and the American people, I think they can smell the phoniness, smell what’s true and not true.”

Hunter Biden revealed last week that the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware is investigating his taxes. The investigation into his business dealings in foreign countries reportedly began in 2018.

The president-elect said on Wednesday that he’s “confident” his son did nothing wrong.

Meanwhile, President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump vows 'No more money for RINOS,' instead encouraging donations to his PAC Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE, who targeted Hunter Biden on the campaign trail, is reportedly pushing for a special counsel to investigate him.