President Donald Trump’s campaign is coming under criticism after mocking former Vice President Joe Biden for “meandering” through a cemetery, where he was visiting the graves of his late son, Beau Biden, as well as first wife Neilia Biden and daughter Naomi Biden.
Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015; Neilia and Naomi Biden were killed in an automotive accident in 1972.
Francis Brennan, the Trump campaign’s director of strategic response, tweeted:
The former vice president had just come from St. Joseph on the Brandywine church in Wilmington, Del. and and was walking on a path through the cemetery; Trump, meanwhile, was playing golf at roughly the same time.
Brennan was roundly called out for the message:
In July, a RNC spokesman mockingly tweeted a photo of Biden and his dead son as a boy. Today, a Trump campaign spokesman mockingly tweeted a video of Biden visiting his son’s grave. pic.twitter.com/3v15U4eWe7
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 6, 2020
He’s in a cemetery. You know, those places where Trump won’t go?
— Leslie – 58 Days 🇺🇲 🌊 (@Leslieoo7) September 6, 2020
You have no soul, Francis.
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) September 7, 2020
.@FrancisBrennan, like the next President @JoeBiden, I understand what it’s like to go to a cemetery to visit your child. I actually do meander and focus on my personal grief and my daughter. What sub human life form are you that you would tweet this & think it was a good idea? https://t.co/XHruNFdG3h
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 7, 2020
So much of the criticism of Biden from the Trump campaign, I look at and I can’t understand who it’s appealing to. Biden politely declined to talk to a reporter while at the cemetery visiting his son’s grave. Which voters will dislike Biden for this? https://t.co/cNuo3XTpTN
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) September 6, 2020