Joe Biden called US troops ‘stupid bastards’ back in 2016 when he was Vice President. The incident happened in 2016 when he was touring UAE as the VICE President under Obama.
He was addressing the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing stationed at Al-Dhafra near Abu Dhabi.
Biden was introduced by Lt. Karen Johnson, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. She was from Delaware and secured her position through the former senate office of Joe Biden. There were thousand service members present while Biden was speaking.
“Notwithstanding what you may hear about me, I have incredibly good judgment. One, I married Jill, and two, I appointed Johnson to the academy.”
“I just want you to know that, so clap for that you stupid bastards. Man, you all are a dull bunch. It must be slow here, man.”
Joe Biden called US Troops ‘Stupid Bastards’ – Watch Video
Well, he claimed that it was jokingly said and no disrespect was meant.
Biden, however, went on to praise the US Army and motivated them. This was the time when the US Troops were fighting the deadly ISIS. He said that the US troops will squeeze the heart out of Islamic State. This was the only thing that got the attention of the media, not the jokes.
The video has resurfaced now and many are calling the banter inappropriate.
Andrew Bates, Biden’s campaign director confirmed the authenticity of the video and said that it was said jokingly.
Joe Biden a few days back lambasted President Donald Trump for referring Americans who died in World War I as losers and suckers in 2018. However, there was no evidence of the claims and many denied it.