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Trump interrupts Biden's tribute to late son to raise unfounded accusations

Guardian, 30 Sep 2020
Joe Biden was interrupted while paying tribute to his son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, during the first presidential debate against Donald Trump.
The former vice-president brought up Beau, the former attorney general of Delaware who served in the army, to highlight Trump’s reported criticism of military members as 'losers'. The president cut in and turned the exchange into an attack on the business dealings of Biden’s other son, Hunter, in Ukraine. There was no evidence of wrongdoing and Trump was impeached for pushing government officials in Kiev to investigate the Biden family.
The president also falsely accused Hunter of being dishonourably discharged from the military and reminded viewers of Hunter Biden’s past drug use. Biden, looking directly into the camera, explained that like many Americans, his son had struggled with addiction
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