At an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly slammed President Donald Trump for comments he has made about women. Biden even said that if they were in high school, he’d “beat the hell out of him.”
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'” Biden said, according to ABC News.
“They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said if we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden continued. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
Biden also told students, “Sexual assault is about power and the abuse of power more than it is about sex.”
He encouraged them to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and the Day of Action April 3.
In 2016, The Washington Post released a clip from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump bragged about using fame for sexual advances.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women] — I just start kissing them,” Trump said. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.
“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he said. “You can do anything.
“Grab them by the p—y,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”
During a presidential debate, Trump denied that his comments indicated sexual assault and insisted they were nothing more than “locker room talk.”
And in November, he suggested the 2005 tape is fake.
Early this morning on Twitter, Trump responded to Biden saying he is “weak.”
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
During his 2016 presidential campaign, multiple women accused Trump of sexual misconduct. He has repeatedly denied allegations made against him. That same year, when speaking at a Democratic rally, Biden said he’d like to take Trump “behind the gym” over his obscene comments about women.
Controversial former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke aimed a homophobic tweet at Biden in defense of Trump. Clarke focused on Biden’s comment that he’s been around a lot of locker rooms in his life:
JOE BIDEN: “I’VE BEEN IN A LOT OF LOCKER ROOMS IN MY LIFE.”
Really Joe? Please tell us why and what you were doing hanging around all those locker rooms, Joe? Taking in the sights? Did the soap keep falling out of your hands Joe? Huh? Tell us Joe. #MAGA. https://t.co/NbMVGH4qqB
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 21, 2018
Dane Rauschenberg, a marathon runner, author and attorney, replied:
I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms, too, Dave. Interesting that you think going into one immediately involves lots of gay sex.
I guess that ridiculous beard you sport is also metaphorical, huh?
— Dane (@SeeDaneRun) March 21, 2018