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Biden to U.S. Troops: ‘Clap For That, You Stupid Bastards’

A highly disturbing video of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gained a lot of attention on Friday afternoon across social media.

The resurfaced video clip shows Biden next to his wife, Jill Biden, on stage speaking to servicemen.

The video appears to have been shot in March 2016 at a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony somewhere in Southwest Asia, according to one YouTube upload.

After Biden makes a comment about getting someone onto the stage, he says: “clap for that, you stupid bastards.”

The clip immediately cuts off after that, so it’s unclear what else Biden may have said, such as indicating that he was joking.


Watch from another angle:

And here’s another version of the video with more context (comments come around 1:51):