During a speech Wednesday to designate Camp Hale as a national monument, Biden tried relating to the soldiers at the World War II-era training site by evoking the memory of his late son, Beau.
“I mean this sincerely. 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, in a claim that the White House comms team is almost certain to scramble overtime to correct. The likely narrative will be that his son was exposed to burn pits in Iraq.
Although Biden’s son did serve in Iraq, he died of brain cancer in 2015 at Walter Reed Hospital. The discrepancy didn’t go unnoticed and wasn’t the only Biden tall tale that drew scorn and concern.
At what point does Biden continually lying about his son dying in Iraq become stolen valor?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 12, 2022
“This man so desperately wants to be a Gold Star Dad,” wrote on veteran. “It’s pathetic and insulting.”
Look, he can make a lot of mistakes and tell a lot of lies. The repeated implication, used in military settings or when facing criticism in that vein, his son died in combat is so gross. He served! He died tragically. There’s a distinction, we all know it, and he keeps doing this https://t.co/09wWXe4rb9
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) October 12, 2022
“Today Biden said his son lost his life while serving in Iraq, NOT years later due to cancer,” wrote Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas.
“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,” wrote the former White House physician for two presidents.
“Biden needs to take a cognitive exam or RESIGN!”
The aged tenant of the Oval Office has spewed so many fables, it’s become difficult to tell whether he actually believes the yarns he’s spinning, or is outright lying. Either case, critics contend, is concerning given the commander-in-chief’s recent pronouncement of Armageddon, calls for attacks on his political opponents and communicating with the dead.
The worrisome story-telling continued apace at Camp Hale, where Biden also claimed to be an expert rock-jock who scaled the Grand Canyon, while mistaking the Rio Grande for some other mystical river in his fantasy world.
“To stand there on the edge of a cliff in the Rio Grande to, you know, looking at one thing and it’s just, there’s not many cliffs, but then head up to the Grand Canyon,” he said.
“I’ve climbed it from the river up and I’ve looked at it from the top down.”
Biden confuses the Rio Grande with the Grand Canyon…. https://t.co/wIpUwFo1uf
— LutherWasWrong (@WasLuther) October 12, 2022
The self-delusional superhero didn’t just scale the Grand Canyon, he also boasted that he taught his kids to ski in the rugged terrain that was used for training the Army’s Tenth Mountain Division during World War II.
Biden in Colorado: “I taught my boys to ski here. I taught my family to ski here… For us easterners, we talk about that at dinner. No, I’m serious. All those memories that you all understandably take for granted, they’re a big deal where I come from.” pic.twitter.com/BzgQpaW3zT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 12, 2022
Meanwhile, in REAL NEWS:
Biden, Fetterman, and Kamala can’t speak.
Biden sends more hush money to Ukraine.
Hunter under investigation.
Biden calls the Grand Canyon the Rio Grand.
Biden forgets how his son died and media covers for him
….PATHETIC AND EMBARRASSING
— Bob Johnson (@BobJohn15881512) October 13, 2022