JOE Biden empathized with Rush Limbaugh following his recent cancer diagnosis but slammed him for "dividing" people on the air.
At a CNN presidential town hall, the former vice president offered his sympathies to the conservative radio host but bashed him for belittling black Americans throughout his career.
"Rush Limbaugh will spend his entire time on air dividing people, belittling people," he told anchor Anderson Cooper Wednesday.
"I do feel badly, I mean this sincerely, that he's suffering from a terminal illness."
However, Biden asserted that Limbaugh's "right-wing political credentials" should have disqualified him from receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
"The idea that he is a State of the Union receives a medal that is of the highest honor that can be given to a civilian, I find, um, quite frankly, driven more by trying to maintain your right-wing political credentials than it is anything else," he said.
Biden doubled down, saying that he doesn't believe the political commentator "understands the American code of decency and honor."
"If you read some of the things that Rush has said about people, their backgrounds, their ethnicities, how he speaks to them – I don't think he understands the American code of decency and honor."
Biden sarcastically added: "This is Donald Trump."
The presidential hopeful received the highest civilian honor from President Barack Obama in 2017.
Limbaugh was awarded the Medal of Freedom on Tuesday night, just a day after he announced he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and will undergo treatment.
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