Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump for his reported remarks referring to fallen soldiers as “suckers” during a Tuesday campaign visit to the key battleground state of Florida. (Sept. 15)
JOE BIDEN: My view, based on reports and interviews, President Trump has proven he is unfit to hold the office of the president time again. But nowhere are his faults more glaring and more offensive, to me at least, then when it comes to his denigration of our service members, veterans, wounded warriors, the fallen.
It quite frankly makes me very upset the way he gets in front of a camera and crows about how much he has done for veterans and then turns around and insults our service members and fallen heroes when the camera is off, calls them suckers and losers.
Donald Trump has no idea about the ideas that animate women and men who sign up to serve. Duty, honor, country, that's what service and patriotism is all about, duty, honor, country.
During our administration, President Obama signed the VA Access Choice and Accountability Act into law in 2014. President Trumps likes to say he passed the VA Choice. But just like everything else he seems to be saying, it's a figment of imagination. It is a flat lie.
They deserve better than goes on now with their Commander in Chief. And if I have the honor of ever serving as the next Commander in Chief, I want every single member of the armed forces, our veterans, their families, their caregivers, and their survivors to know I will never treat you with anything other than the honor and respect and dignity you deserve.