An old story is making the rounds again in light of criticism of President Biden from the Gold Star families of the military members killed in Kabul.
Could this be true?
Wait… Did Joe Biden really tell a widow of a fallen soldier she is too pretty for this to happen to her?
— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) September 1, 2021
Unfortunately, yes. Yes, it is:
"He told my daughter-in-law … that she was too pretty for this to happen to her."
"It was not comforting, it was creepy."
Joe Biden angered Gold Star parents days after son died https://t.co/9zjvobuI71
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 28, 2020
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According to the Washington Examiner, Biden’s comments to the widow were in November 2016:
But Biden’s comments to Shelby Iubelt cemented the negative impression for the younger soldier’s family. “He told my daughter-in-law … that she was too pretty for this to happen to her,” Mike Iubelt recalled. “It’s probably a good thing that he was surrounded by Secret Service, probably for both of us, because I’d probably be locked up in jail right now.”
Loquasto also criticized the remark. “It wasn’t the right time, but heck, I make mistakes all the time,” she said. “It was not comforting, it was creepy.”
So, nothing has changed:
“It was a horrible conversation, it was a horrible experience. It's probably a good thing that he was surrounded by Secret Service, probably for both of us.”@JoeBiden angered Gold Star parents minutes before fallen son's remains were transferred.https://t.co/EqhmrZcfpv
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 7, 2019
He also reportedly told family members that they’re “a 14th-century country, they don’t want us there, they’re never going to change”:
Gold Star family 'diss by then VP Biden. As family received killed son's remains, Joe sez of Afghanistan, 'They're a 14th-century country, they don't want us there, they're never going to change.' Our @Joelmentum as the story. https://t.co/JLD2U5E76c pic.twitter.com/nWBA035iwI
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) October 8, 2019
“Why would they send our kids, our military, over to a situation to where there's no out, there's no end?” Mike Iubelt, father of the fallen Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, said. “There's nothing good that's going to come out of it, according to Joe Biden.” https://t.co/KUI5cw6sxE
— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) October 7, 2019