President Biden Claims Son Beau 'Lost His Life in Iraq' Newsmax/"Greg Kelly Reports"
By Eric Mack | Thursday, 13 October 2022 12:49 PM EDT
In his latest verbal if not cognitive gaffe, President Joe Biden claimed his son "lost his life in Iraq."
Biden, speaking in Colorado on Wednesday, suggested Beau Biden – who died of brain cancer in the U.S. in 2015, years after serving in the military – was killed 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," President Biden told those at the Army's 10th Mountain division, The Washington Times reported. "Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice — genuine sacrifice they all made."
The latest questionable verbal slip should lead to Biden to take a "cognitive exam or resign," according to former White House presidential doctor, Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas.
"Today Biden said his son lost his life while serving in Iraq, NOT years later due to cancer," Jackson tweeted. "If he's forgotten moments in his life like this, HOW could he have the cognitive ability to lead the country? This has gone too far. Biden needs to take a cognitive exam or RESIGN!"
Jackson served as former President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama's private White House doctor, including when Joe Biden was vice president.
Biden has alleged Beau Biden's brain cancer was related to exposure of burn pits in Iraq, but no link has been definitely proven, according to the Times.
Defenders of the president are referring to burn pit exposure as reason for Biden's claim Beau "lost his life in Iraq."
Still, that explanation does not sit well with some on social media, including Marine veteran Joey Jones, who lost both his legs to a landmine.
"My friend Dave was blown up in Afghanistan," Jones tweeted Wednesday. "He lost both legs and had several lingering injuries. 5 years after his injury he died from a heart attack. Doctors believe it was a blood clot. If Dave wasn't 'Killed In Action.' Beau Biden certainly didn't 'die in Iraq.' Disgraceful!"