Former Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to his son Beau Biden’s grave during the Labor Day weekend.
Beau, an Iraq War veteran and Delaware attorney general, died five years ago following a brain cancer diagnosis. He was 46.
President Donald Trump’s rapid-response staffer Francis Brennan uploaded a video of Biden’s visit to the Deleware cemetery which shows the Democratic presidential nominee walking to his son’s grave.
“REPORTER: ‘Mr. Vice President come talk to us,’” Brennan wrote in the tweet, mockingly adding: “Joe Biden just keeps meandering along.”
REPORTER: “Mr. Vice President come talk to us.”
Joe Biden just keeps meandering along. pic.twitter.com/6tnNQj2Ucg
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) September 6, 2020
Biden still wears Beau’s rosary and even went so far as to tell “Morning Joe” that it should be his son running for president.
“Beau should be the one running for president, not me. Every morning I get up Joe, not a joke, and I think to myself, ‘Is he proud of me?” said Biden.
“He’s the one who wanted me to stay engaged,” Biden told Scarborough. “And it didn’t mean I had to run for president, but he was worried I would walk away from what I’ve worked on my whole life.”
Brennan’s tweet sparked outrage online, with Rep. Eric Swalwell writing: “It’s a cemetery. Where his son is buried. Are you human?”
It’s a cemetery. Where his son is buried. Are you human? https://t.co/MSEIPlUxUq
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 6, 2020
Mia Farrow wrote: “Joe Biden was visiting his son’s grave. You are not even human.”
Joe Biden was visiting his son’s grave. You are not even human https://t.co/VXXoCHb0gK
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 6, 2020
Dem Strategist Max Burns tweeted: “Hounding a dude while he’s visiting his son’s grave. The GOP never misses a chance to lower the bar.”
Hounding a dude while he’s visiting his son’s grave. The @GOP never misses a chance to lower the bar. https://t.co/dE00DVp7CK
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) September 6, 2020
Hey you moronic asshole, Joe Biden was visiting the grave of his son, he wasn’t meandering. https://t.co/iggxhvVUZN
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 6, 2020
His son is buried there, you fucking ghoul. https://t.co/1fiabCAeKI
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 6, 2020
This is the Director of Strategic Response for the Trump campaign mocking Joe Biden for walking through the graveyard where his son is buried after leaving church this morning while Donald Trump spent his day on the golf course. https://t.co/rd13veFoTo
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) September 6, 2020
This sleaze, Trump campaign’s @FrancisBrennan gets video of @JoeBiden visiting his veteran son’s grave & ridicules Joe for not running to speak to someone – probably Brennan. Then Brennan sneers. So Francis, next ya gonna call his vet son a loser & a sucker like your boss does? https://t.co/9WjGmNdIbl
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 6, 2020
Delete your tweet you piece of shit. He was visiting his son’s grave. Show just a little common decency. You piece of shit. https://t.co/9Q79uBV3qB
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) September 6, 2020
Remember when Trump’s campaign tried to troll Biden by posting a photo of him as a single dad with his young sons at a football game because one of the kids was wearing a Redskins hat? And you thought they couldn’t possibly go lower and score a worse own-goal? A classic mistake! https://t.co/4pbREuahfM
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) September 6, 2020