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Joe Biden Offers Meghan McCain Hope Amid Dad's Cancer Battle

Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional moment on "The View" Wednesday. (YouTube/The View)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:24 PM

Joe Biden consoled Meghan McCain during an appearance on “The View” Wednesday while promoting his book “Promise Me, Dad” about his son’s battle with the same cancer McCain’s father, Sen. John McCain, was recently diagnosed.

“I couldn’t get through your book. I tried,” McCain told Biden tearfully. “I think about Beau every day.”

Biden moved to sit next to McCain so he could console her.

“Look, one of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John [McCain]. ... There is hope. If anybody can make it, your dad [can]," the former U.S. vice president told McCain.

Biden went on to tell the audience about his special relationship with John McCain.

"Her dad is one of my best friends,” Biden said. “We’re like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view,” Biden continued, Vanity Fair reported. “I know if I picked up the phone tonight and called John McCain and said, ‘John, I’m at Second and Vine in Oshkosh, and I need your help. Come. He’d get on the plane and come. And I would for him too.”

Biden said those with glioblastoma like his son Beau, who died of the disease, and John McCain, need to have hope.

“We gotta keep moving like this is going to happen. I swear guys, we are going to beat this d***ed disease. We really are.”

McCain and her father both tweeted about the segment after it aired.

Twitter users also shared thoughts about the emotional exchange between political opposites.

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During an appearance on "The View" Wednesday, Joe Biden consoled a tearful Meghan McCain as they talked about her dad, Sen. John McCain, who is battling the same cancer that took Biden's son Beau's life.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:24 PM
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