If the media thought the fake news about Trump calling fallen World War One soldiers "suckers" and "losers" was breaking news, there's no excuse for them to ignore this resurfaced video of Biden calling our men and women in uniform "stupid bastards."
The video was reportedly taken on March 7, 2016, during Biden's visit to Al Dhafra airbase in the United Arab Emirates.
The clip begins with Biden proclaiming that he has "incredibly good judgment" and ends with Biden ridiculing our nation's finest.
"Clap for that, you stupid bastards," Biden said. "C'mon man. Man, you are a dull bunch. Must be slow here, man."
A video of Joe Biden saying “clap for that you stupid bastards” to military members and adding “you must be slow” is making its rounds online.— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 26, 2020
He made the remarks to 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on March 7, 2016, in Southeast Asia, and met with applause. pic.twitter.com/Th2wdF0VQE
So here we see Biden in his own words calling servicemembers "stupid bastards," unlike the anonymously sourced and widely debunked story in The Atlantic that claimed President Trump referred to fallen U.S. soldiers in World War One as "suckers" and "losers." Other people with the president that day and willing to go on the record said the Atlantic story wasn't true, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton who recently wrote a book attacking Trump.
Biden is known for making bizarre statements. In February, the candidate accused a voter of being a "lying dog-faced pony soldier." According to Biden, the candidate's brother likes to use quotes from John Wayne movies and sometimes they rub off on him.
Quick, Did John Wayne ever call our troops "stupid bastards"?
After a New Hampshire voter asks @JoeBiden why they should trust he can turn his campaign around, he asks if she’s ever been to a caucus before; when she says yes, Biden snaps: "No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier." pic.twitter.com/3uxOAu0Ues— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
Editor's note: According to new information, while Biden did, in fact, call troops "stupid bastards," as the clips shows, the comment was made in jest. Per Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden's campaign:
"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.’"