President Joe Biden blatantly lied during a speech on Wednesday, claiming that his late son, Beau Biden, had “lost his life in Iraq.”
Critics blasted the president on social media, with some arguing that his claim was evidence of his cognitive decline, and others asserting that Biden was simply lying.
While giving a speech in Colorado to designate Camp Hale as a national monument, Biden mentioned his son while discussing the many sacrifices that soldiers make in the line of duty.
“I say this as a father of a man and won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq,” the president said.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 12, 2022
While Beau Biden did serve in Iraq in 2008, he actually died due to brain cancer in 2015. The president’s late son served as a reservist in the Delaware Army National Guard. At the time, he was also serving as Delaware’s state attorney general. During his 12-month deployment, his deputy attorney general filled in for him when necessary.
Fact check: Beau Biden, who served with distinction in Iraq, tragically lost his life to cancer. https://t.co/iacGVP2eAn
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 13, 2022
This is just the latest gaffe from Biden. Just last month, he called out to the now-deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a speech at a White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health.
“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” the president asked.
“I didn’t think she was going to be here,” Biden added.
Biden Asks "Where's Jackie?" — Forgets Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) Died in August pic.twitter.com/NlI6g0au4N
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 28, 2022
The president was immediately called out on Twitter for his comments about his son.
“He flat out lied for political reasons. He’s on record his entire career lying about his life from his law school to being a truck driver and now this. Dishonors his son and he doesn’t get that,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Imagine casually lying about the death of your child to impress an audience. What a soulless ghoul. Actual Gold Star families should sue him for a billion dollars,” said podcast host Gerry Callahan.
“Serious question. Does he now believe this to be true? Or does he know he is lying?” another Twitter user asked.
“Kind of a weird thing to be incorrect about don’t ya think,” responded Alex Spencer, CEO of Evergreen Strategic.
The Epoch Times’ Hans Mahncke also commented on the story, pointing out the left-wing media’s attempts to cover up for Biden’s lies, writing “According to @nytimes, Biden’s lies are merely ‘trivial details,’ ‘folksiness [that] can veer into folklore’ and ‘factual edges shaved off to make them more powerful for audiences.’”.