Meghan McCain shreds Giuliani for calling Biden a 'mentally deficient idiot'
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Meghan McCain came to the defense of former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Obama to speak at campaign rally for Nevada Dems Affordable housing set for spotlight of next presidential campaign MORE on Friday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE's lawyer Rudy Giuliani called him a “mentally deficient idiot.”

McCain, a co-host of “The View” and daughter of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLive coverage: McSally clashes with Sinema in Arizona Senate debate Is there difference between good and bad online election targeting? Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge MORE (R-Ariz.), tore into Giuliani shortly after news of his comments circulated on Friday. 

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Giuliani told HuffPost on Friday that Biden is “a moron," claiming he finished last in his class at the Syracuse University College of Law.

“I’m calling Joe Biden a mentally deficient idiot,” Giuliani said.

“I am disgusted by Giuliani’s abhorrent and idiotic comments about Joe Biden,” McCain tweeted

Giuliani also fielded questions on whether Biden will run for president in 2020. 

Biden, 75, is too old, Giuliani remarked.

“He’s also too old. He’s four years older than Trump,” Giuliani said. Trump turned 72 on Thursday.

Giuliani told HuffPost that a Biden candidacy would not threaten Trump’s chances of reelection.

“They need someone new, who would be more threatening to us,” Giuliani said of Democrats. “They’ve got to hit us with a surprise.”

An aide to Biden declined to comment to HuffPost about Giuliani’s attack.

Biden has been friends with John McCain for 40 years, and the families have spoken about their bond before.

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman was diagnosed last year with the same cancer that killed Biden’s son, Beau Biden, in 2015.

During an episode of “The View” in December, Biden comforted Meghan McCain over the diagnosis.

“One of the things that gave Beau courage ... was John,” Biden told her. “Your dad took care of my Beau ... became friends with Beau. Beau talked about your dad’s courage. Not about illness, but about his courage." 

Biden visited the senator in Arizona while he was recovering from surgery last month.