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Biden Called Troops Stupid [Expletives], Campaign Confirms

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called members of the military "stupid [expletives]" during a trip to the United Arab Emirates in 2016, his campaign confirmed. Video footage of Biden's statement circulated widely on social media on Friday. Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden, said in a statement to the Daily Beast that Biden "was jokingly encouraging the audience to clap for an airwoman on the stage, and a number of service members can be seen laughing and smiling at the comment." "Seconds before, he praised them for 'the incredible sacrifices [they] make for our country," Bates said, adding, "He thanked them for their patriotism and courage throughout, and cloRead More From Source