White House insiders are reportedly hoping to downplay President Joe Biden’s 80th birthday since it may draw attention to the series of embarrassing slip-ups the commander in chief has recently committed. After all, the Delaware native and oldest president in history deserves some charity from the press, especially in light of Vice President Biden’s most recent heartbreaking error.
In light of the President’s apparent forgetfulness of the death of state representative Jackie Walorski during the summer, consider that Biden erred when referring to the untimely passing of his oldest son Beau Biden.
The viral incident happened this week as the 79-year-old was giving a speech in Colorado. Biden remarked, “Just imagine, I mean it really, I say this as a father of a man who got the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and gave his life in Iraq,” when discussing World War II gallantry (via Newsweek).
The heartbreaking death of Biden’s adored son from a brain tumour occurred in 2015. (via PBS). As the distraught father previously revealed to Oprah Winfrey, “I occasionally discover that if I mention him, I can’t handle it. I’m starting to cry. It follows that the pain never really goes away.”
Joe Biden has long asserted that Iraq played a role in Beau’s death.
After Joe Biden claimed Beau died in Iraq during a speech in Colorado this week, Twitter jumped all over him. One individual tweeted, “That is a slap in the face to all those military families who actually lost their sons and daughters in battle,” in response to the President’s “misleading” statement.
Joe Biden has always claimed that Iraq contributed to Beau’s passing.
Twitter exploded this week after Joe Biden said Beau died in Iraq at a speech in Colorado. In response to the President’s “misleading” statement, one person wrote, “That is a slap in the face to all those military families who have lost their sons and daughters in battle.”