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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during North Triangle forum accompanied by from left, the Presidents of Honduras Juan Orlando Hern'ndez, Salvador S'nchez Cer'n of El Salvador and Jimmy Morales of Guatemala at Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Joe Biden went off on Donald Trump for saying veterans with PTSD 'can't handle' war

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Joe Biden went off on Donald Trump for saying veterans with PTSD 'can't handle' war

WATCH  | At a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Florida on Monday night, Vice President Joe Biden briefly spoke about Donald Trump's controversial comments that same day about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

He did not hold back.

'He died. Mr. Vice President, I don't want the medal.' How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his head, dealing with it?!
Joe Biden

Biden's son, Beau Biden, died of brain cancer last year. Beau Biden served in the Army National Guard and earned a Bronze Star for his service, so Trump's veterans comments hit home for the vice president.

In his speech, he recounted what happened when he tried to pin a Silver Star on a veteran.

Biden also said Trump "was not a bad man, but his ignorance is so profound."

Joe Biden went off on Donald Trump for saying veterans with PTSD 'can't handle' war

WATCH  | Here are Trump's original comments from Monday. 

Trump's comments angered many on social media, particularly veterans' families.

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