Biden Says He’ll Honor Troops’ Sacrifice after Report Trump Mocked Dead Servicemen

Biden Says He’ll Honor Troops’ Sacrifice after Report Trump Mocked Dead Servicemen

Former Vice President Joe Biden has pledged to honor and support the U.S. military in response to a report claiming President Donald Trump mocked dead American soldiers and said they were ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’. The Biden campaign issued a statement on Thursday.

“If the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role of the President of the United States,” Biden said.

“I have long said that, as a nation, we have many obligations, but we only have one truly sacred obligation — to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families, both while they are deployed and after they return home.”

Biden touted his own relationship with U.S. troops, saying he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, had “hosted wounded veterans in our home to share a Thanksgiving meal.”

“And, as the proud parents of a son who served in Iraq, we’ve made supporting military spouses, caregivers, and children a focus of our service.”

Though the statement did not attack Trump directly apart from mentioning his comments, Biden’s message was clear: if elected, he would show the troops greater respect and consideration than Trump.

“From the frontlines of our own Revolution to Belleau Wood to the Normandy beaches to the mountains of Afghanistan, the sacrifice and bravery of our troops and their willingness to serve our nation should be honored. Duty, honor, country — those are the values that drive our service members,” he said.

“Those are the values that have formed the core of America’s defense for centuries. And if I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice — always.”

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor