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As Vice President Joe Biden joined Hillary Clinton to warn of the peril of a Donald Trump presidency, he offered many of the now-familiar critiques of Trump's foreign policy views on Russia, immigration and nuclear weapons with his typical plainspoken flair. 

"Hillary has forgotten more about American foreign policy than Trump and his entire -- I'm not exaggerating -- his entire team will ever understand," he said at one point.

He also twice invoked the memory of the son he lost last year to cancer in a solemn rebuke of the Republican nominee.

Speaking to an audience that included some relatives and former neighbors in Scranton, the vice president noted that Beau Biden had served in Iraq for a year during a deployment as part of his Delaware National Guard unit.

"I must tell you, had Donald Trump been president, I would have thrown my body in front of him -- no, I really mean it -- to keep him from going," he said.

He later offered the most direct response to date on behalf of the Obama administration to Trump's recent statement that the president was the "founder" of Islamic State, calling it not only "an outrageous statement," but a "dangerous one."

"If my son were still in Iraq, and I say to all those who are there, the threat to their life has gone up a couple clicks," Biden said. 

Biden spent much of his speech at the first joint rally he held with Clinton to testify to the Democratic nominee's empathy for members of the middle class and their struggles since the Great Recession. But aides reworked his planned remarks this weekend to offer something of a pre-buttal to Trump as the GOP presidential candidate prepared to deliver a major national security address. 

Biden said Trump’s ideas were "not only profoundly wrong, they’re very dangerous and they’re very un-American."

"They reveal a profound ignorance of our Constitution," he said. "It’s a recipe for playing into the hands of terrorists and their propaganda."

In her remarks, Clinton noted she has repeatedly offered a detailed plan to counter Islamic State, and said that under the leadership of President Obama and Biden, the U.S. has made progress toward the goal of defeating the terror group.

"It won't be easy or quick. But make no mistake: we will prevail," she said.

She mocked Trump by noting he often won't state his plan, saying he prefers to keep it a secret. 

"The secret is he has no plan," she said.

"There is no doubt: Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the United States and commander in chief."

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