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Biden lambastes Trump over report on his comments about wounded soldiers

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sept. 3 said President Trump’s behavior “legitimizes” the dark side of human nature. (Video: The Washington Post)
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden excoriated President Trump on Friday over a report in the Atlantic that the president called U.S. soldiers wounded or killed in war “losers” and “suckers.” Biden called the report “disgusting” and said it was additional evidence that Trump is unfit for office. Trump denied the report, calling it “fake.”

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