Joe Biden News Archive
Joe Biden Allegedly Leaked His Son Beau's Dying Wish — For His Father To Run For President — To The Media! Was It All A Political Move??
This is surprisingly calculated.
Now, according to a report, it appears that VP Biden himself is the one who "leaked" the information that his son had asked him to run for president!
POLITICO reports that Biden himself called Maureen Dowd, columnist for the New York Times, to run the story about how Beau had, on his deathbed, made his father make a promise he'd run for president, with Beau's reasoning being:
Joe Biden Opens Up About His Late Son Beau — And Running For President — In Raw, Emotional Interview With Stephen Colbert
Most late night talk show interviews include celebs telling funny anecdotes or playing silly games, but Stephen Colbert isn't afraid to have a poignant moment on The Late Show!
The Vice President elaborated on his previous statement that he wasn't sure he had the emotional strength to run for presidency in 2016 — saying that he didn't think anyone should run unless they could give "110 percent" of their heart, soul, energy, and passion to the job!
The 76-year-old then opened up about how he visited a military base and "just lost it" after talking to a soldier who served in Iraq with his son Beau.
We're sure most other late night hosts would get anxious from the lack of audience laughter, but Colbert is proving that it's okay to conduct a raw interview without pre-set jokes.
Check out the entire clip (below) — and skip to the 3:15 mark to hear Biden's emotional story:
However, unlike certain public figures who have copped to being tied to paid accounts, Hunter is adamant that the profile in question is absolutely NOT his.
He released a statement where he expresses that he's been framed in this situation:
"I am certain that the account in question is not mine. This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge and I first learned about the account in question from the media."
The businessman-slash-lawyer says that he's been impersonated in the past:
Vice President Joe Biden Is Reportedly Considering A Run For The White House In 2016 — Would You Vote For Him??
Will it be so, Joe?!
Vice President Joe Biden is considering announcing a bid for the presidency in 2016, according to some insider reports — and a decision may be coming very soon!
Biden's decision supposedly hinges on both political and familial responsibilities — as opposed to chances of beating Hillary Clinton.
While he is reportedly considering a run very seriously, spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff wanted to be very clear that he has yet to officially go that route:
It's a very sad day for Beau Biden's friends and loved ones.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama and MANY more paid their respects to the late son of Vice President Joe Biden, who tragically passed away from brain cancer a week ago.
In Barack's eulogy, he made mention of Beau's stellar public service record(Biden served as Delaware's attorney general) and how he cared so much for those in need.
Watch the moving speech in full (below):
So touching and heartbreaking. It sounds like the father of two was an amazing man AND politician.
In addition to Obama's tribute, Chris Martin also played a moving song in honor of Beau after hearing that Coldplay was his favorite band.
Our thoughts go out to Beau's family.
[Image via AP Images.]
What tragic and devastating news.
On Saturday, Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, passed away from brain cancer at the young age of 46.
Beau, an Iraq war veteran and who served as the attorney general for Maryland, leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Joe released the following statement regarding his son's untimely passing:
"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life. The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau's spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter. Beau's life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware's Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse. More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father's saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did. In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known."
How heartbreaking. It's clear Beau's family loved him beyond words.
President Barack Obama also added his condolences, saying:
"Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher. Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect & comfort his family."
Considering Joe already lost his first wife and only daughter in a tragic car accident in 1972, we can't imagine how feels right now.
Our hearts go out to Beau's family and friends during this difficult time.
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