A video has surfaced of Joe Biden calling US soldiers a variety of insulting names in 2017. This is not a rumor based on “anonymous sources.” There’s video. Joe Biden made nasty comments about active duty soldiers overseas, to their faces, in a room full of people. Yet the media sniffs that this is “not a story” or “not newsworthy.” Sorry, mainstream media. The rest of us don’t seem feel like we should play it that way. Why should Joe Biden get a pass on this?
Biden was giving a speech when he stated, “I appointed Johnson [an officer who was on stage with Biden] to the academy. I just want you to know that. Clap for that, you stupid bastards. (Feeble applause.) Come on, man. Man, you are a dull bunch. Must be slow here, man.”
Joe Biden referred to the troops as “stupid bastards,” a “dull bunch” and “slow” – as in mentally challenged. That’s not very politically correct, Joe. Biden’s campaign says the comment was made in jest.
It seems like it was only yesterday when the mainstream media spent two full weeks of the campaign season fluffing up a fake news story from The Atlantic about President Trump dissing the troops. No stone was left unturned on that one.
Four “anonymous sources” claimed that Trump didn’t want to get his hair wet at a military ceremony overseas, and while complaining and whining, Trump called America’s fallen war dead “losers” and “suckers.” It was a story that was utterly unbelievable from top to bottom.
The president who held his umbrella over a black US Marine on guard duty during a rainstorm hates the troops? Yeah, tell us another one, media.
The press spent weeks standing by and propping up this fake news story about President Trump. There were certain problems with the story, however. There was no video of Trump saying any such thing. Plus, Donald Trump – who doesn’t really have much of a filter on his mouth as you may have noticed – has never said anything even vaguely similar about the troops in any setting, ever, in the past 40-some years that he’s been in the public eye.
In addition to that, every single person who was with President Trump at the time refuted the story, including former Press Secretary Sanders and a US Ambassador. They all said it was a lie. Even the fired and disgraced warmonger John Bolton, who has every reason to lie about Trump in order to sell more copies of his anti-Trump book that just came out, said the story was a complete and total lie. No video. Not witnesses. No credibility at all.
Was President Trump given the benefit of the doubt at any time, despite the media producing no evidence that the story was true?
Then why should we give Joe Biden the benefit of the doubt that he was joking when he called the troops “stupid bastards?”
CNN rushed to The Atlantic’s defense. They held up the president’s quote when he stated that he understands ISIS “better than the generals” do as proof that Trump “always” says vulgar things about the troops. Ignore the fact that the generals – who are political appointees – are not what any normal person thinks of when they say, “the troops.”
ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, NPR and the rest of the media fell in line as well, all claiming that Trump is “constantly” saying things that denigrate the troops and therefore, The Atlantic’s tale of Trump’s hair, rainstorms and ugly comments MUST BE TRUE. Despite the total lack of evidence, lack of video and lack of witnesses, Trump was never given the benefit of the doubt.
Therefore, we shouldn’t give Joe Biden the benefit of the doubt. It’s not like there are anonymous sources claiming from the shadows that this happened. It’s on video. Joe Biden called the troops “stupid bastards,” a “dull bunch” and “slow.” We don’t accept that it was said in jest or it was a joke. Joe Biden hates the troops and holds them in contempt. These are your rules, by the way, fake news media.
If Donald Trump doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt, we’re not going to give Joe Biden the benefit of the doubt. Joe Biden hates the troops.