Excerpts from Hunter Biden’s upcoming book have landed in which the US president’s son attacks Donald Trump as a “vile man with a vile mission”. “I became a proxy for Donald Trump’s fear that he wouldn’t be re-elected,” Hunter said in the book, according to excerpts from The Guardian. “He pushed debunked conspiracy theories about work I did in Ukraine and China, even as his own children had pocketed millions in China and Russia. “None of that matters in an up-is-down Orwellian political climate. Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could dispatch any candidate of decency from either party, all while diverting attention from his own corrupt behaviour.” Hunter also described himself as a self-made man. “I am not Eric Trump or Donald Trump Jr. I’ve worked for someone other than my father. I rose and fell on my own,” he said. The memoir “Beautiful Things” is due for release next week on April 6.