President Joe Biden has once again repeated one of his most famous lies after he called the family of one of the soldiers who died in a drone strike last week.
Biden, while speaking to the parents of Spc. Kennedy Sanders, claimed that he lost his first son in Iraq. Sanders, 24, alongside Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Mofett, 23, died in a drone strike orchestrated by an Iran-backed militia group.
“Oh well, I tell you what, it means a lot, a lot to me,” Biden said. “My son spent a year in Iraq, that’s how I lost him,” Biden continued. “1% of all these kids are the ones who take care of 99% of us.”
Of course Biden called one of the three families who lost their child in the Iran-backed drone attack annnnd he made it all about Beau, claiming he's been in their exact same position.
The nerve of this guy…. pic.twitter.com/ddBDWtOwkI
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 1, 2024
While Biden’s son, Beau, served in Iraq for a year, he did not die in Iraq as the president claimed. Beau died in May 2015 from glioblastoma, a type of cancer that starts as a growth of cells in the brain or spinal cord. Biden has, however, continued to claim that his son got cancer as a result of the toxic burn pits he was exposed to while serving in Iraq.
He also apparently claims Beau Biden died at Normandy and is buried there "outside of Paris"
He's fine. Everything's fine. https://t.co/MIjtsB01jx
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 28, 2024
Biden came under fire last May for repeating the lie when he addressed the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan.
“My son was a major in the U.S. Army. We lost him in Iraq,” Biden told the Marines.
Yeah that’s pretty despicable of Biden.
Granted, his memory is so bad he probably can’t honestly remember how or when his son Beau dįed.
But then he shouldn’t be “president.”
Here’s a clip of the specific exchange about his son.pic.twitter.com/AYGRFXAMqg
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) February 1, 2024
The president also made the false claim in 2022, telling a crowd in Colorado that his son
lost his life in Iraq.
“I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Medal, and lost his life in Iraq,” Biden said while giving a speech near Vail, Colorado, where he designated Camp Hale as a national monument.
Biden repeated the same claim to the families of 13 U.S. Servicemen who were killed during the president’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal. Gold Star mother Cheryl Rex, whose son was one of the 13, revealed last August that Biden compared the loss of her son to his losing of Beau.
“His words to me were, ‘My wife, Jill, and I know how you feel. We lost our son as well and brought him home in a flag-draped coffin,’” Rex said. “My heart started beating faster and I started shaking, knowing that their son died from cancer and they were able to be by his side.”
Cheryl Rex describes Biden's callous attempt to lump his son Beau's death from cancer with the pain of losing her son Dylan Merola in the Afghanistan withdrawal suicide bombing.
"How could someone be so heartless to say he knew how I felt." pic.twitter.com/0pTYHn5BlB
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) August 7, 2023