Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden was ridiculed by President Donald Trump’s campaign for visiting his family’s graves in Deleware after attending church on Sunday.
Biden, who has secret service protection and is followed by the media everywhere he goes, was filmed walking through the stones to his family’s graves alone.
In response, Trump’s rapid-response staffer Francis Brennan chose to mock Biden as he walked through the Delaware cemetery to his son’s grave. Beau Biden died of glioblastoma, a brain cancer that creates a web of cancer throughout the brain, making it incredibly difficult to fight.
Beau rests in the cemetery with his first mother and baby sister, who were killed in a tragic car accident in 1972.
The cruelty of mocking a father who still reels with grief when he speaks of his son wasn’t lost on Twitter users who saw the Trump campaign’s comment.
You can see the backlash staffer Francis Brennan endured below:
REPORTER: "Mr. Vice President come talk to us."
Joe Biden just keeps meandering along. pic.twitter.com/6tnNQj2Ucg
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) September 6, 2020
He's at the cemetery where his son is buried. You know, honoring the military. You're really, really bad at this, aren't you?
— Ohm (Unit of Resistance)🆘️ (@HereToResist) September 6, 2020
How dare you try to attack him for not wanting to speak while visiting his sons grave. That’s just disgusting and wrong!!!
— K (@KristiElwood) September 6, 2020
It’s not surprising that a top trump campaign “strategist”😜, is making fun of the solemnity of Trumps opponent leaving a Church Service today…what is surprising is that this dolt thinks it’s smart to draw attention to where trump is at this moment and it’s not church 🏌️ ⛳️
— God 😇 (@GodcallsBS) September 6, 2020
HIS SON'S GRAVE, you complete fucking asshole.
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) September 6, 2020
I missed it, did Trump make himself available for questions at his private golf course today? pic.twitter.com/4Ao01GgFjY
— WaterBluSky (@MsMariaT) September 6, 2020
WOW!! Joe Biden is visiting his son's grave. What is it like not to have a soul?
— SadieBlue (@SadieBlue13) September 6, 2020
Hey asshole — just because he'd rather visit his dead son than go talk to your ignorant ass doesn't mean that he's "meandering."
Why don't you take a dictionary, shove it, and let it meander around your colon for a while.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 6, 2020
— Janet K. Ainsworth (@jainsworth) September 6, 2020
Meandering … outside the church … where his son is buried?
Where is your boss on this fine Sunday????
— Liberate America! 🇺🇸 #BidenHarris2020 (@popcorn_jane) September 6, 2020
Meandering, as one does while visiting one’s child’s grave. Where do they find little pricks like you, Francis?
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) September 6, 2020
So… Biden is visiting his son's grave after attending mass and people have a problem with him not speaking to the press at this time?
— T-Minus 57 #RidenwithBiden🕶 (@craydaysinusa) September 6, 2020
If you're going to attack a man as he visits his son's grave, have the guts to do it with your real face, Francis. pic.twitter.com/TTzBTZPBhj
— Leland #StayHome 🏡 #VoteByMail 🇺🇸 (@daft_editor) September 6, 2020
His son is buried there you fucking heartless monster. Maybe talking to reporters wasn’t first and foremost on his mind.
“Meandering” – Biden is walking at a normal pace, sure footed with perfect posture. pic.twitter.com/hOUQRTaeoC
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) September 6, 2020
The cruelty is the point. Always remember that.
— carol l. meyers (@clm3776) September 6, 2020
Wow! Slamming a man for walking to his child’s grave after attending church. Is there any low you won’t go to?
— Daisy Murphy (@DaisyMurphyIII) September 6, 2020