In a moving moment during a political segment on ‘The View’, former Vice President Joe Biden consoled Meghan McCain, daughter of longtime senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, over her father’s cancer diagnosis, according to Bristol Palin’s Patheos Site.
Senator McCain was diagnosed a few months ago with the same time of cancer that Biden’s son, Beau, passed away from in 2015.
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Vice President Biden got up from his seat and moved closer to Meghan, then offered her some encouragement. He said that he and her dad are long term friends… Even when McCain told Biden he needed to get off the Democratic ticket as Vice President. The audience laughed. However, on a serious note, Biden said this about how his son dealt with his diagnosis. IJR has the story.
During the heartfelt moment, McCain looked to Biden — who lost his son, Beau Biden, in 2015 after he was diagnosed with the same cancer as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — for advice.
“I couldn’t get through your book, I tried,” McCain said, tearing up. “I think about Beau almost every day, and I was told that this doesn’t get easier.”
As their exchange continued, Biden traded seats with one of the hosts to move closer to McCain and comfort her.
“One of the things that gave Beau courage … was John,” Biden said. “Your dad took care of my Beau … became friends with Beau. Beau talked about your dad’s courage. Not about illness, but about his courage. […]
“There is hope, and if anybody can make it, your dad [can],” Biden told McCain. “Your dad is one of my best friends.”
Bristol Palin weighed in:
A nice moment, one that doesn’t have to do with politics at all. My heart goes out to the McCains during what must be a very difficult time.
Here’s the clip:
In emotional moment on @TheView, Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain, whose father was diagnosed with same cancer Biden's late son Beau had. "There is hope. And if anybody can make it, your dad [can]." pic.twitter.com/m986NrFa1J
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) December 13, 2017