Joe Biden slams Donald Trump over alleged comments mocking American war dead

Vastavam web: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared President Donald Trump unfit for the presidency on Friday, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump who never served in uniform allegedly mocked American war dead. The allegations, sourced anonymously, describe multiple offensive comments by the president toward fallen and captured US service members, including calling World War I dead at an American military cemetery in France losers and suckers in 2018.

The reported comments, many of which were confirmed independently by The Associated Press, are shining a fresh light on Trump’s previous public disparagement of American troops and military families. That opens a new political vulnerability for the president less than two months from Election Day. I’ve just never been as disappointed, in my whole career, with a leader that I’ve worked with, president or otherwise, Biden added.

If the article is true and it appears to be, based on other things he’s said it is absolutely damning. It is a disgrace. He added that “the president should humbly apologise to every Gold Star mother and father, to every Blue Star family that he’s denigrated. … Who the heck does he think he is? Trump, in the Oval Office, said no apology was necessary, because it was a fake story.

The former vice president often speaks about his pride for his late son Beau’s service in the Delaware Army National Guard. As he spoke, Biden grew angry, raising his voice to rebut Trump’s alleged comments that Marines who died in battle were suckers for getting killed. When my son was an assistant U.S. attorney and he volunteered to go to Kosovo when the war was going on, as a civilian, he wasn’t a sucker, Biden declared.

When my son volunteered to join the United States military as the attorney general, he went to Iraq for a year, won the Bronze Star and other commendations, he wasn’t a sucker! Beau Biden died of cancer in 2015.

Source: PTI