Donald Trump is called a character and Hillary Clinton has had character resets, but the VP showed real emotion on the trail on Monday.
The current major party nominees have both dealt with real and supposed character flaws this cycle. Donald Trump has been called an “act” and has been psychoanalyzed the world over. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has reintroduced herself to voters time and time again.
Maybe that’s what made Joe Biden’s angry, fist-pounding takedown of Donald Trump’s comments on PTSD so shocking.
Watch below, courtesy of FOX 10 Phoenix:
Some have argued that the media overreacted to Trump’s comments and took them out of context.
Here’s a partial transcript, courtesy of BuzzFeed News:
BIDEN: “US troops who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq: 6,753. Not plus 6,000, not 6,700. Six-thousand, seven-hundred, and fifty-three. Because every one of those warriors left behind an entire family, a community, for us. Every one of them.”
…“As the veterans can tell you, over 200,000 are coming home with unseen wounds. Twenty suicides a month. I don’t think he [Trump] was trying to be mean, he is just so thoroughly completely uninformed.”
It’s not the first time Biden has opened up on the campaign trail this cycle. When he was considering a challenge of Hillary Clinton, he had a surprisingly emotional interview with Stephen Colbert about the death of his son Beau:
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