Donald Trump is probably going through the worst phase of his presidential campaign and he just made it even worse by implying soldiers struggling with mental health problems are weak.
The insensitive statement has set off a scorching round of criticism, with many calling out the Republican nominee for insulting war veterans.
But the most apt response came from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who eviscerated Trump for being “thoroughly uninformed.”
“Where in the hell is he from?” Biden said during his impassioned speech at Florida campaign rally. “No, no, no, no. This is deadly earnest.”
“I don’t think he was trying to be mean,” the vice president added, “he is just so thoroughly, completely uninformed. … We only have one sacred obligation, to care for those we send to war and to care for them and their families when they come home.”
Biden then talked about his deceased son, Beau, who was an Iraq war veteran.
"Every one of those warriors left behind a family ... for us," he said, before talking about a soldier who refused a Silver Star for his service.
“When I went to pin it on him in front of the entire brigade he stood and looked at me and said, ‘Sir, I don’t want the medal. I don’t want the medal.’ You know why? He said he died. ‘He died Mr. Vice President. I don’t want the medal.' How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his head, dealing with it?”
You can watch Biden’s emotional speech in the video above.