Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is the current frontrunner for the nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November.
As a result, the Trump campaign has accelerated its attacks on Biden, but many think it's taken things too far with one of its recent tweets.
The campaign quoted a critical op-ed of Biden from the right wing Washington Times, in which Biden's candidacy is compared to a "rotting corpse" and the former Vice President is referred to as a "dead guy."
Joe Biden is the same rotting corpse of a candidate he was three weeks ago. It’s just that Democrats have decided… https://t.co/TJcTLNWA3r— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022)) 1584113040.0
Biden has come under attack for some verbal gaffes he's made on the campaign trail, upon which the Trump campaign has seized.
The campaign has raised eyebrows in the past with bizarre memes about Greta Thunberg and videos from Avengers movies, but rarely have its trolling tweets included such disturbing imagery about a fellow candidate.
People were disgusted.
Utterly disgusting. And shamelessly sent after Trump was so incoherent and incompetent that he misread his own spe… https://t.co/6ZruDrujih— David French (@David French) 1584114355.0
We get so caught up in their incompetence, corruption, cruelty, disloyalty, authoritarianism in their governing, we… https://t.co/aTeXpkBWMZ— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1584115218.0
Wtf is wrong with you all? https://t.co/EYKu4VD9YU— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz) 1584114870.0
This is reprehensible. Also, entirely on-brand. As @AdamSerwer so wisely put it, the cruelty is the point. https://t.co/UIqfpvKTiB— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke) 1584116002.0
A campaign to reelect a garbage human, run by garbage humans, relying upon a message that can only resonate with ot… https://t.co/oHQ2WJ2v6A— Jon Zal (@Jon Zal) 1584115472.0
The morbid imagery was only exacerbated by the current public health crisis.
In the middle of a pandemic ... with people dying ... this is what you tweet? Disgusting. https://t.co/X3ukdWiUjz— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1584114837.0
yeah. Maybe in the midst off a public health crisis calling your opponent a rotting corpse and “dead” is not the gr… https://t.co/qAywRa7DKx— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein) 1584113233.0
helluva language choice during a pandemic https://t.co/OGhX22UDDQ— Jessica Shortall 🧂 (@Jessica Shortall 🧂) 1584114935.0
The tweet becomes even more offensive with the knowledge that, over the course of his life, Biden has buried a son, a daughter, and a wife—all before their time.