President Joe Biden told a group of Marines that his son, Beau, died in Iraq, when he actually died of brain cancer in the U.S.
This is the third time 80-year-old Biden has told people that his son died in Iraq since becoming president, making the claim to a crowd in Colorado in October, 2022, and to a crowd in Florida a few weeks later in November.
Biden made a stop at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, Thursday while on his way to the G-7 Leaders’ summit and was addressing Marines stationed there when he once again told the falsehood.
Beau Biden was Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015 and spent nearly a year deployed in Iraq in 2008 and 2009. He was later diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 46.
Biden has previously said his son’s death was due to prolonged exposure to “burn pits” in Iraq, which he signed legislation against in 2022.
According to a statement made by White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson to Fox News Digital, Biden was actually speaking of “losing Beau in Iraq because his brain cancer was likely caused…in Iraq.”
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