Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley appeared to mock former Vice President Joe Biden as he visited his son’s grave on Tuesday morning, asking if the Democratic candidate had “called a lid.”
“Hey, anyone know if Joe Biden has called a ‘lid’ yet?” Gidley tweeted.
The abrupt question smacked of insensitivity as Biden began Election Day by attending church with his wife Jill Biden and two of their granddaughters at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville, Delaware.
The Trump campaign has often invoked calling a “lid” — a term reporters use when a politician is done traveling for the day — as a way to mock Biden and paint him as a low energy candidate who rarely emerges from his “basement” to campaign.
The news outlet noted that “Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer five years prior to his run for president and the Democratic nominee often visits the Roman Catholic Church where his son is buried while campaigning.”