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NBC report refutes central accusation Biden made against special counsel in unhinged national address
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NBC report refutes central accusation Biden made against special counsel in unhinged national address

President Joe Biden angrily denounced special counsel Robert Hur in his impromptu White House media briefing over a statement that he had forgotten the date of his son's death, but a central claim he made has been refuted.

NBC News reported that the 81-year-old falsely accused Hur of bringing up the death of Beau Biden when it was the president himself who brought it up during their interview.

"I know there's some attention paid to some language in the report about my recollection of events. There's even reference that I don't remember when my son died," said Biden.

"How in the hell dare he raise that?" he yelled angrily.

"Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself, 'What is any of their damn business?'" Biden added.

He went on to forget the name of the saint who he claimed to pray to when commemorating the death of his son.

The NBC report found two sources who claimed the president himself brought up the death of his son, contrary to his angry accusation. The sources said Biden was trying to recall other events in order to remember the dates when he was providing material to a ghost writer and then brought up his son.

Biden's disingenuous attack on the special counsel was taken up by his defenders.

“Why in the hell are you asking that question?” asked former Attorney General Eric Holder on MSNBC. “What does that have to do with the retention of classified documents?”

Even the president's wife, first lady Jill Biden, accused the special counsel of using “our son’s death to score political points.”

Others pointed out that in the address meant to assuage fears about his memory problems, Biden confused the name of the president of Mexico with the president of Egypt. Some Republicans used the bizarre media briefing to call for a 25th Amendment vote to remove Biden from the Oval Office.

“My memory has not gotten worse,” said Biden in the address. "My memory is fine!"

Here's more about Biden's address:

Editor's Note: This article originally erroneously credited the report to CBS news, not NBC news. We regret the error.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.