Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain After She Breaks Into Tears Over Father's Cancer

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December 13, 2017Dec 13, 2017

The political landscape in America is more divided than ever. This has been highlighted in recent weeks in the Roy Moore Senate campaign. The two political parties are more divided than at any time in recent history. Even the Republican Party has within it several elements, all of whom are hostile to each other, as the party struggles to remain united during the Trump presidency.

But on Wednesday, a very touching display of unity was seen on "The View." Former Vice President Joe Biden comforted Meghan McCain after the panelist and daughter of Senator John McCain broke into tears after discussing her father's cancer diagnosis, according to The Hill.

Meghan's father was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Her father's cancer also happens to be the same kind that killed Biden's son, Beau Biden, in 2015. Joe Biden happened to be appearing on "The View" to promote his new memoir, "Promise Me, Dad," which focuses on his son and the personal struggles endured by the family after the cancer diagnosis.

“I couldn’t get through your book, I tried,” McCain said, beginning to tear up. “I think about Beau almost every day, and I was told that this doesn’t get easier, but that you cultivate the tools to live with this and work with this. I know that you and your family have been through a tragedy that I couldn't conceive of."

Biden then moved out of his chair and moved next to Meghan. He then revealed something fascinating: that it was Meghan's father who helped the Biden family get through their own personal tragedy.

"Your dad took care of my Beau," Biden said to Meghan as she wiped away her tears. "Your dad became friends with Beau. And Beau talked about your dad's courage, not about illness...."

Since leaving office, Joe Biden has spent a significant amount of time helping with cancer research. And as a result, Biden then took the time to mention some of the medical research breakthroughs that are currently underway. He claims that these breakthroughs should give all people reason to hope, especially if they are suffering from this particular diagnosis or know a loved one who is. 

"There's a lot of hope out there," said Biden. "And if anybody can make it, it's your dad."

"Her dad is one of my best friends," he added. "Her dad goes after me... We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers because of our points of view... But even when your dad got mad at me and said that I should get the hell of the ticket, remember what I said about your dad? ...he would [still] always be there for me." 

"There's hope. You've got to have hope," Biden said. 

John McCain sent a tweet of thanks for the kindness shown toward his daughter.

https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/941001375974154240

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