Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share a Heartfelt Moment Over Her Father: ‘There is Hope’


Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared a heartfelt moment on The View today as the former vice president offered a message of “hope” to the daughter of Senator John McCain — a man who was diagnosed with brain cancer this past summer.

Biden was able to offer a particularly meaningful words to Meghan, given that his late son Beau Biden — who passed away in 2015 — suffered from the same cancer, glioblastoma, as well. The conservative View host noted that she was unable to finish Biden’s book on his son, as she “tried” but “couldn’t finish the book” due to the content presumably hitting too close to home.

She did add that she thought of Beau “almost everyday.”

While tightly holding Meghan’s hand as tears rolled down her face, Biden voiced the following message of support for her father:

“There’s a lot of hope, Meghan… One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John. Your dad, you may remember when you were a little kid, your dad, took care of my Beau. Your dad, when he was working with me, became friends with Beau. Beau talked about your dad’s courage, not about illness, but about his courage. Look, there’s a lot of things happening. Any of you have somebody who is diagnosed with glioblastoma, which is as bad as it gets, there’s breakthroughs occurring now, there’s things going on — and it could happen tomorrow.”

The former Delaware senator went on to say that, despite their political differences, he and McCain were just “like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers,” adding that their different “points of view” never got in the way of their friendship.

“There is hope. Her dad is one of my best friends,” said Biden to applause and “awhhs” from the audience.

Biden added that McCain would do anything for him if he was in trouble and that he’d do the same for the senior Republican senator from Arizona.

“I know if I called John McCain and said, ‘John, I’m at Second and Vine in Osh Kosh,’ he would get on a plane and come,” beamed Biden.

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