President Biden Repeats False Claim About Son’s Death While Addressing Troops in Japan


In Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November, he again insisted that Beau died in Iraq and even mixed up the War in Ukraine with the Iraq war. This confusion raised concerns about his command of accurate information and attention to detail.

Major Beau Biden, a decorated Army veteran, received a Bronze Star medal for his service during his deployment to Iraq in 2009. 

In 2019, President Biden speculated that his son’s cancer may have been linked to his exposure to burn pits during his time in Iraq. And some claim that this is why he is confused.

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The president has also faced criticism for using his son’s name in military speeches as a means of deflecting criticism.

 William McGurn, a speechwriter for George W. Bush, criticized Biden in 2019, stating, “Mr. Biden is not a Gold Star father and should stop playing one on TV.”

President Biden has a history of making false or overinflated statements about his history. Last year he claimed he had been a long-distance trucker. And while running for president he somehow remembered being involved in a gang fight in which he won over a black man.