Former Vice President Joe Biden is touting the endorsement of Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Biden claimed Monday — falsely — that President Donald Trump had disparaged soldiers as “suckers” and “losers.”
Biden actually said far worse about McCain while he was still alive, and the two were on opposing sides in the 2008 election.
After the McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, pointed out then-Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) ties to unrepentant former domestic terrorist William Ayers, then-Sen. Biden (D-DE) attacked McCain as a coward who would not dare say that to Obama directly.
“In my neighborhood where I came from if you got something to say to a man, look him in the eye and say it,” Biden said.
In addition, Biden belittled McCain: “You can’t call yourself a maverick when all you’ve ever been is a sidekick,” he said in a speech in Florida. Biden also called the Vietnam War hero “an angry man, lurching from one position to another.” (Read more from “Joe Biden, 2008: John McCain an ‘Angry Man’, a ‘Sidekick,’ a Coward” HERE)