President Joe Biden has once again repeated the false claim that his son Beau Biden was killed while serving in Iraq. During his visit with United States troops stationed in Japan on Monday, President Biden misspoke, stating, “My son was a major in the US Army. We lost him in Iraq.”
The president made this statement while on his way to the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, as reported by the New York Post.
Beau actually passed away in 2015. He died at the age of 46 from brain cancer at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as Delaware’s attorney general and did not die while fighting in the Middle East.
This is not President Biden’s first time confusing the facts surrounding his son’s death. it marks the third occasion he has made this particular false claim. In 2022, at two events he claimed that Beau died in Iraq.
America’s oldest living president, Biden, 80, “misspoke” for the third time in Japan. The troop visit was made as he gears up his campaign while running for a second term in 2024.
Repeated false claim about son’s death
During a speech in Colorado at Camp Hale in October, Biden said, ‘Just imagine – I mean it sincerely – I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Medal, and lost his life in Iraq. Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice – genuine sacrifice they all made.’