In another instance of Democrats accusing the Republicans of exactly what they are doing, a video has emerged of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden referring to soldiers as “stupid bastards” and a “dull bunch” during an overseas speech in 2016.
Recently, an anonymously sourced story from the Atlantic, which has now been discredited by more than 14 witnesses, came out saying that President Trump referred to fallen soldiers as “losers” and “suckers”. Now, we have video evidence that Joe Biden is guilty of exactly what the left tried to accuse Trump of.
Newly resurfaced video shows Joe Biden calling servicemembers “stupid bastards” pic.twitter.com/yOrz5Ak7bY
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“I have incredibly good judgment. One, I married Jill, and two, I appointed Johnson to the academy. I just want you to know that. Clap for that, you stupid bastards,” Biden said in the video.
A few moments later, Biden appeared to call the soldiers in the crowd “a dull bunch,” saying that they “must be slow.”
Wow. Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden called our troops "stupid bastards" in 2016. How did this video stay hidden for so long? There’s only one stupid bastard in this clip and it’s definitely not any of our troops… pic.twitter.com/YZ99utMx30
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 25, 2020
The Biden campaign has already tried to downplay the video, which they have confirmed is real, claiming that Biden made the comments “jokingly.”
“Vice President Biden was jokingly encouraging the audience to clap for an airwoman on the stage, and a number of service members can be seen laughing and smiling at the comment.
Seconds before, he praised them for ‘the incredible sacrifices [they] make for our country.’ He thanked them for their patriotism and courage throughout, and closed his remarks by saying, ‘you’re the finest generation of warriors the world has ever, ever known’—receiving an enthusiastic ovation,” Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said.
Biden, who wasted no time attacking President Trump over the Atlantic article, has yet to address the video himself.
“If what is written in The Atlantic is true, it’s disgusting. And it affirms what most of us believe to be true: that Donald Trump is not fit to do the job of president, to be the commander in chief,” Biden said about the now-discredited Atlantic article.
The Daily Wire created a comprehensive list of the statements of individuals that were present at the time when President Trump supposedly made derogatory comments about the troops. It can be viewed here.