WATCH: As Biden Praises His Dead Son Beau, Trump Attacks Biden’s Living Son
During last night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about his late son Beau Biden’s military service to launch an attack on Biden’s other son, Hunter.
From USA Today:
“My son was in Iraq. He spent a year there," Biden said, referencing his son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. "He was not a loser, he was a patriot and the people left behind there are heroes."
Beau Biden served in the Delaware Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2008, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Trump interjected: "Oh, really? Are you talking about Hunter?"
Biden responded, "I'm talking about my son Beau Biden!"
"I don't know Beau. I know Hunter,” Trump said, going on to disparage Biden’s living son and saying, wrongly, that Hunter was “dishonorably discharged.”
USA Today noted:
Trump mischaracterized the Navy's actions against Hunter Biden, falsely stating he was dishonorably discharged. Hunter Biden failed a drug test for cocaine a month after his commissioning into the Navy Reserve and was administratively discharged in 2014.
The younger Biden son, his father stated during the debate, underwent treatment and is overcoming addiction.
"My son, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem," he said. "He's overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it, and I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son."