Joe Biden has been caught in another bizarre lie after the Democrat president claimed during a speech that his son Beau died “in Iraq.”
Biden was speaking Wednesday near the popular skiing resort of Vail, Colorado.
The president had traveled to the town to designate Camp Hale as a national monument.
During his speech, Biden segued from a story about World War II to a reference to his son, who he claimed had “lost his life in Iraq.”
However, it’s common knowledge that Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46.
Biden was telling a story about how soldiers who trained at Camp Hale had learned to ski and scale rock formations – skills they would ultimately use to defeat the Nazis in Europe.
He then pivoted to mention his late son Beau.
“American soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division scaled that 1800-foot cliff at night, caught the Germans by surprise, captured key positions, and broke through the German defense line at a pivotal point in the war,” Biden said, slurring his words throughout.
“Just imagine, and 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 — the genuine sacrifice they all made.”
President @JoeBiden incorrectly said his late son Beau "lost his life in Iraq." https://t.co/oZ9GRyRjcI pic.twitter.com/8OvjbQgUaT
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 12, 2022
President Biden’s son Beau joined the Delaware National Guard in 2003.
He served in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, deploying to Iraq for a year in 2008.
He passed away in 2015 after a battle with glioblastoma.
He suffered the same kind of brain tumor that the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was battling when he passed away in August of 2018.
President Biden has speculated in the past that toxins arising from burn pits — which are used to incinerate waste in forward-operating areas — may have played a role in causing his son’s cancer.
“Because of his exposure to burn pits — in my view, I can’t prove it yet, he came back with stage four glioblastoma,” Biden said in a 2019 speech.
“Eighteen months he lived, knowing he was going to die.”
In 2021, the Biden administration announced a plan to better understand and treat service members whose health conditions may be related to working in toxic environments.
“Anybody who was anywhere near those burn pits, that’s all they have to show and they get covered, they get all their health care covered,” Biden said.