Biden Announces That Cindy McCain Will Endorse Him Due to ‘The Atlantic’ Story

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden announced today during a virtual fundraiser that Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Az.), will endorse Biden for president.

Biden claimed that Cindy McCain made the decision because of President Trump’s reported comments about fallen service members detailed in The Atlantic earlier this month.

Biden said during the fundraiser, “Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I’m about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain’s wife, who is … endorsing me because of what [Trump] talks about with my son and John’s, who are heroes, who served their country. You know, he said they’re losers, they’re suckers.”

During the Democratic convention, Cindy McCain narrated a three-minute long video that detailed Biden’s friendship with the late Senator that aired on the second night of the virtual event, but she did not explicitly endorse Biden at the time.

According to journalist Yashir Ali, Cindy McCain will be appearing on all three morning shows (CBS, NBC, ABC) tomorrow to formalize her endorsement of Joe Biden.

From The Hill:

Trump has publicly disparaged the late senator, including in 2015, when he said he preferred war heroes who aren’t “captured.” John McCain, a Navy pilot, was imprisoned for 5 ½ years in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

The Atlantic reported earlier this month that Trump privately disparaged service members who died as “losers” and “suckers” while questioning the need to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery outside Paris on a 2018 trip. Fox News subsequently confirmed some of the details of the story. Trump and several current and former White House officials have forcefully denied the account.