In a poignant statement which truly demonstrates how off-target Donald Trump has pushed the rest of the establishment, Vice President Joe Biden remarked on Monday during a Clinton rally in Pennsylvania that he would have thrown himself in front of his now-deceased son if he was heading off to war under the leadership of a Trump administration.
Biden: If Trump was president when Beau was being deployed to Iraq, “I would have thrown my body in front of him.”
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) August 15, 2016
Biden’s son Beau, who died in 2015 of aggressive cancer, served one year in Iraq. Though Beau served under a Republican Bush administration, Biden was glad to see his son serve his nation. Under a Trump administration? Things just seem so much more dangerous.
Biden on if his son Beau was still in the army and Trump was commander-in-chief: pic.twitter.com/tJR4FfvMq3
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) August 15, 2016
Biden didn’t stop there. He spoke on behalf of Hillary Clinton and repeatedly tore down Trump, once again referring to his rhetoric as a “bunch of malarkey.”
Joe Biden on Trump: “This man is totally, thoroughly unqualified to be President of the United States of America” https://t.co/3hiezbXnsU
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2016