(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a video obtained by The New York Post, President Biden told U.S. troops stationed in Japan that his son Beau died in the Iraq War. However, this statement is not accurate; Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at a military hospital in the U.S. The President made similar incorrect statements last year, causing some people to question his mental acuity.
During an informal meeting with U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan, the 80-year-old President said, “My son was a major in the U.S. Army. We lost him in Iraq.” Reporters, who have previously had issues covering Biden, could not hear these remarks due to distance.
This incorrect statement nearly went unnoticed without an official transcript from the White House press office. Last year, Biden also inaccurately stated that Beau “lost his life in Iraq” and that Iraq was “where my son died.”
These consistent factual errors could harm Biden’s political reputation, especially since he’s planning to run for re-election in 2024. A recent poll by The Washington Post and ABC revealed that only 32% of the public thinks Biden has the mental clarity needed for his presidential role.
Before his death at age 46, Beau Biden was expected to continue his father’s political legacy. He served as Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015, and President Biden often speaks of his belief that Beau could have been President someday.
President Biden has mentioned in other public speeches that his son’s fatal cancer could have been caused by “burn pits” that disposed of military waste during Beau’s deployment to Iraq in 2008 and 2009. When he stopped at Iwakuni, the President was on his way to a G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
While at the conference, President Biden made several blunders, like mispronouncing the name of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and using the wrong title for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Biden’s supporters argue that he sometimes misspeaks and consider it part of his political charm. His inaccurate statements often coincide with attempts to connect personally with his audience. Over the years, there have been several examples of Biden making claims that turned out to be untrue, which were pointed out during his 1988 presidential campaign.