Beau Biden died of brain cancer in May 2015, aged 46.
The head of the US administration Joe Biden believes that the US president should have been his eldest son Bo, who died in May 2015. With this recognition, the head of the White House spoke in an interview with MSNBC.
The question about Bo was asked to the president at the very end of the conversation, which was mainly devoted to the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. “You always catch me off guard with questions about Bo, God bless him. He should be sitting in this chair ” Joe Biden said.
Beau Biden died of brain cancer when he was 46. Only shortly before his death, he left the position of Attorney General of Delaware. Joe Biden’s first wife and 13-month-old daughter were killed in a car crash in 1972.
Beau died at a time when Joe Biden was considering running in the 2016 US presidential election. Joe Biden took into account the readiness of his family members, who, like himself, was grieving over the loss of a loved one, for a long and exhausting campaign. As Joe Biden eventually announced at that time, he decided not to enter the race, although Beau shortly before his death, according to the American press, persuaded his father to take part in the election. In 2008-2009, Beau Biden, as part of his Delaware National Guard unit, took part in the US military operation in Iraq. He was a military lawyer, had the rank of major. He served in Iraq under the command of the current US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, who was then on active military service with the rank of general.