(PartiallyPolitics.com) – President Biden told Marines during his trip to Japan that his son, Beau, had died in Iraq. This false claim was also made before by the President during a speech in Colorado in October.
The video of Biden’s speech was obtained by the New York Post. In it, he states that his son, Beau, had served as a major in the U.S. Army and had lost his life in Iraq. The statement was made on Thursday while he was talking to troops at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. The president visited Japan this month to attend the G-7 Leaders’ summit.
While Beau Biden had served in the U.S. military during the Iraq war, he died after his deployment had ended from brain cancer in 2015 at the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The President has repeated on several occasions that Beau’s cancer was caused by “burn pits” in Iraq. He even signed legislation dealing with this issue in 2022.
Robyn Patterson, White House spokesperson, clarified in a statement to Fox News Digital, that Biden, much like many family members of veterans, is referring to losing Beau in Iraq because it is likely that the prolonged exposure in burn pits during his service is what caused him to develop brain cancer.
However, many outlets, including the liberal outlet Daily Beast have pointed out that Biden’s statement is “puzzling” and that these statements are something he has repeated several times.
A RedState contributor however argued that while Beau’s death was traumatic for the President he should not be “mangling” the truth.
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