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Biden chokes up while talking about Beau and Trump’s remarks on service members

PITTSBURGH — President Joe Biden choked up Wednesday while talking about his family members’ military service and former President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about the military.

“They asked (Trump) to go visit American graves. He said no.’ He wouldn’t do it. Because they were all ‘suckers’ and ‘losers,'” Biden told a crowd of union workers. “I’m not making this up. The staff who accompanied him recognize him today. Suckers and losers.

He paused for a moment and added: “This man does not deserve to have been commander-in-chief for my son, my uncle. Beau Biden and Ambrose Finnegan both served in the military before Trump took office.

Biden’s comments referenced Trump’s 2018 trip to Paris for the centennial of the end of World War I, when he refused to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and reportedly treated dead Marines to wood Belleau of “suckers” and the fallen soldiers at the American cemetery. “losers”.

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly confirmed last year that Trump made the remarks privately, which The Atlantic first reported.

In response to a request for comment, the Trump campaign denied that Trump made the comments cited by Biden.

“Joe Biden is repeating an old, tired lie about President Trump to distract from the fact that he is the weakest commander in chief in history,” National Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt said in a statement . “When President Trump returns to the White House, he will rebuild our military and restore peace again.”

Biden has often cited Trump’s remarks in 2018, but Wednesday marked the first time he directly linked them to his son and uncle.

On Tuesday, Biden called Trump’s remarks “offensive” during a campaign rally in his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, displaying anger at Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“He said these soldiers who gave their lives were… ‘suckers’ and ‘losers,'” Biden said. “Who the hell does he think he is?”

“These soldiers are heroes, like all Americans who have served this nation,” Biden said to loud applause.

Biden, who was in Pittsburgh for the second leg of a three-city tour of Pennsylvania, said he was reminded of Trump’s comments about the military while visiting a war memorial in Scranton.

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