Did you know that Joe Biden is still considering a presidential run in 2020? It’s true. He tried to get the political rumor mill churning last year by refusing to rule out a run, and it feels like he’s still making some moves about it. Biden is 75 years old. I just feel like… no, not now. I respect his service and I respect so much of his work, but no, I don’t want him as president. But I’ll take him as The Guy Who Won’t Shut Up About Trump Being An A–hole. I’d elect Joe Biden to that position every year.
Former vice president Joe Biden may or may not end up running in 2020, but his Tuesday speech in Miami decrying sexual assault found one man in its crosshairs: President Trump.
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Biden said, referencing Trump’s bragging about sexual assault in a 2005 recording. “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.’”
Biden made that remark in 2016 ahead of the presidential election. But at this week’s event at the University of Miami, part of the nationwide anti-assault campaign “It’s On Us,” the former VP specifically highlighted Trump’s defense of his on-tape remarks as merely “locker room talk.”
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden said. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy who talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
Both comments from Biden drew applause from students in the room. (And while boxing experts like Trump’s odds in a theoretical fight against Biden, the bone spurs Trump claimed in order to avoid the draft as a young man may affect his footwork.)
USA Today’s parenthetical is giving me LIFE. And what Biden said was just… the truth? Trump is a bully and a sexual predator. The only thing I take issue with is how Biden paraphrased Trump’s comments: “I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it.” Trump never said anything about whether his victims “like” it. Trump never said anything about that because he doesn’t care. He’s not doing it for her pleasure. He’s doing it because he’s a sexual predator.
Anyway, because Trump is an ego monster, he heard about Biden’s comments. So he tweeted this:
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
STFU BONE SPURS.
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