Biden emotional discussing Beau and Trump’s comments on troops

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President Joe Biden expressed anger over former President Donald Trump’s alleged derogatory comments about American military service members, tying them directly to his family members who served in the military. The remarks in question were reportedly made during Trump’s 2018 trip to Paris, where he declined to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and allegedly referred to fallen soldiers as ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’. The Trump campaign refuted Biden’s claims, with national press secretary Karoline Leavitt calling Biden the ‘weakest Commander in Chief in history’.


Joe Biden Discusses Military Service of Family Members and Trump’s Disparaging Remarks

Joe Biden, visibly emotional, commented on Wednesday about former President Donald Trump’s negative comments about service members. “When asked to visit American gravesites, Trump declined, labeling them ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’,” Biden told union workers. “My son and my uncle, both military veterans, deserved better than him as their commander in chief.”

Biden was referring to Trump’s 2018 Paris trip marking the end of World War I, where Trump purportedly called Marines who died at Belleau Wood ‘suckers’ and fallen soldiers ‘losers’. John Kelly, former White House chief of staff, confirmed last year that Trump privately made these remarks, which The Atlantic first reported.

In reaction, the Trump campaign denied Biden’s accusations. National press secretary Karoline Leavitt stated, “Joe Biden is resorting to a worn-out lie about President Trump to distract from his weak leadership. When Trump returns to the White House, he will rebuild our military and reestablish peace.”

While Biden has repeated Trump’s 2018 comments, it was the first time he connected them directly to his son and uncle. At a campaign rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden expressed his outrage at Trump’s remarks. “He called the soldiers who sacrificed their lives ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’. Who does he think he is?” he asked. Biden firmly declared these soldiers as heroes, earning applause from the audience.

During a visit to a Scranton war memorial, Biden was reminded of Trump’s comments about service members. He was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as part of a three-city tour.

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