Trump Supporters Mock Biden Visit to Family Grave on Anniversary of Deadly Crash

Some of President Donald Trump's most ardent supporters reacted to the Biden family visiting the graves of deceased relatives Friday by accusing the president-elect of "looking for votes" in a cemetery.

President-elect Joe Biden and future first lady Jill Biden on Friday marked the 48th anniversary of a 1972 car accident that killed his first wife and infant daughter Naomi. They visited their graves at the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware. But Trump supporters clinging on to desperate hopes the president can overturn the November election ridiculed the somber cemetery visit as a "photo op." This prompted some publications to delete comment sections altogether. Other staunch Trump backers questioned "where is Hunter Biden?" as the president-elect visited the nearby grave of his late son, Beau, who survived the deadly car crash but died of cancer in 2015.

Many appalled Biden supporters asked how they were "supposed to be nice to these people after the election" as Trump backers mercilessly mocked the Biden family through memes accusing him of "rallying up deceased voters."

"He should probably find the bridge Hunter's living under and take care of that first," tweeted Mindy Robinson, who unsuccessfully ran as a Republican congressional candidate in Nevada and is now a conservative radio commentator.

"Joe Biden makes last minute trip to cemetery to rally up deceased voters," reads a post-turned-meme that climbed to the top of Reddit's largest pro-Trump group Friday evening. The mockery comes as Trump urged his most hard-line supporters to join a "wild" protest on January 6 in Washington, D.C. in his latest desperate attempt to overturn the U.S. election results.

He should probably find the bridge Hunter's living under and take care of that first. 👌🏻

— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) November 3, 2020

"[Biden's] wearing a mask in the cemetery thanking all those voters," wrote Robert Conder, an Indiana man, on the WLKY-TV Facebook page that shared the story of the family's cemetery visit. Conder and dozens of other Trump supporter remarks were immediately chastised by people calling for a "basic respect for human life."

Some Biden backers questioned how the comments could be made by Trump supporters who describe themselves as Christians. Many Trump backers accused Biden of infidelity at the time of his wife's death in 1972, just as the 29-year-old Biden was elected to his first term in the U.S. Senate. Numerous top comments on dozens of local news pages even questioned the "honest evidence" of how Biden's family was killed in the 1972 car crash.

This is not the first time supporters—and Trump campaign officials—have mocked the Bidens for paying respect to their deceased family members. In September, the campaign's director of strategic response, Francis Brennan, said Biden "just keeps meandering along" as he visited the Delaware graveyard where his son, daughter and first wife are all buried.

Newsweek reached out to both the Biden and Trump campaign's for reaction Saturday afternoon but did not hear back by time of publishing.

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US President-elect Joe Biden walks past tombstones after leaving the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware on November 15. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP/Getty Images