Did Joe Biden call granddaughter Natalie late ‘Beau Biden’? Trolls ask him, ‘where is your son Hunter?’

Biden made two huge errors and sparked a barrage of reactions online


                            Did Joe Biden call granddaughter Natalie late ‘Beau Biden’? Trolls ask him, ‘where is your son Hunter?’
Joe Biden with granddaughter Natalie (Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden seems to be on a gaffe spree on 2020 Election Day. The 77-year-old was seen at his hometown and is expected to spend the evening in his home state of Delaware where he is scheduled to give remarks from Wilmington.

On the morning of election day, he first attended a church service and visited the graves of his son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, and his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi, who died in a car crash in 1972. He stopped at his childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he wrote a message on the wall that read: “From this house to the White House with the grace of God. Joe Biden 11-3-2020.” The former vice president then ended his campaign in Pennsylvania, a battleground state that is likely to play a key role in the election.

Did Joe Biden call Natalie Beau Biden? 

Here's a video from the event shared by Freelance News. “BREAKING: Joe Biden confused his daughter with his diseased son ‘Beau Biden’,” the tweet read. Another Twitter handle tweeted a similar video and wrote: “This excuse of a human being can’t run our country. Listen...” A third posted the CNN video and said, “THIS IS MY SON BEAU BIDEN says Joe Biden live on CNN just now, introducing his Granddaughter... #BidenHarris2020 #Trump2020.”



 



 



 

FACT CHECK:

YES! Joe Biden did indeed call his granddaughter Natalie Beau Biden. Now, it may have been a verbal slip — as he did later call her his granddaughter Natalie. His exact words were: “This is my son, Beau Biden, who many of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware.” After pausing for a second, he said, “This is my granddaughter, Natalie... No, wait, no wait. We got the wrong one...” Introducing his other granddaughter, he then said, “And this my granddaughter, Finnegan.” Perhaps, he went out of flow while explaining how the crowd helped him elect to the “Senate” in Delaware. Uh-oh. There. He made his second error there.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his granddaughter Natalie Biden (Getty Images) 

Was Joe Biden right when he said Beau Biden was elected to the Senate? 

Many Twitter users didn't stop at the fact that he incorrectly introduced his granddaughter. They also rightfully pointed out how he was wrong about Beau being elected to Senate. One Twitter user said, “his exact words were, ‘This is my son, Beau Biden, who many of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware. Beau was the attorney general of Delaware, not in their senate.” Pointing out the same, another Twitter user said, “Joe Biden in Philadelphia says (while introducing his granddaughter): ‘This is my son Beau Biden who you folks helped elect to the senate’, Beau is unfortunately deceased and he never was elected to the Senate... #Election2020.”



 



 

FACT CHECK:

Born on February 3, 1969, Biden's eldest son with his first wife Neilia Biden — Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III — was politician attorney, and officer in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from Wilmington, Delaware who died at age 46 on January 6, 2015. He served as the Attorney General of Delaware and as a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as his granddaughter Finnegan Biden (C) and wife Dr. Jill Biden (R) look on during a Nevada caucus day event (Getty Images)

Biden made two huge errors and sparked a barrage of reactions online. Soon, a string of Internet trolls attacked him and poked fun at his mental ability. “Who’s running for the Democrats, Joe Biden or Beau Biden?” one joked and another posted, “Joe Biden speaking at a rally keeps talking about Beau Biden... Where is your crack head son Hunter at?? #Trump2020.” A third wrote, “Joe Biden is in PHILLY hawking for votes from a crowd of 10? Is that what we are seeing? Introduced his daughter as Beau Biden, then corrected himself HE HAS DEMENTIA PEOPLE INCURABLE.”



 



 



 

The former vice president was seen among crowds in Scranton, Pennsylvania as he toured the city and stopped at his childhood home. As Biden gears up to address the country from his hometown of Wilmington, he will be with wife Jill Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

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