U.S. President Joe Biden said his eldest son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015, should have been president of the United States. The politician said this in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday, May 13.
“You always catch me off guard [with questions] about Beau, God bless him. He should have been in that chair,” Biden said, responding to a question about his son that was asked of the president at the very end of the conversation.
Beau Biden died of brain cancer at age 46. Shortly before his death, he resigned as Delaware’s attorney general. Beau died at a time when Joe Biden was considering running for president in the 2016 election. According to the U.S. press, Beau had persuaded his father to run for president of the United States.
Beau Biden served in Iraq from 2008-2009 under the command of current U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who was then on active duty in the rank of general.
Earlier in the day it became known that more than 120 retired U.S. generals questioned the credibility of the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election as well as the mental and physical condition of elected leader Joe Biden. The text of the open letter of the ex-military states that the president should be able to make accurate national security decisions quickly.