WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has responded to President Trump writing on Twitter that Biden would go down “fast and hard” in a fight and should not “threaten people.”
“Women should be treated with respect in every circumstance,” Biden said today when PJM asked him about Trump’s latest tweet directed at the former Delaware senator.
Biden’s comments came after his speech at a University of Delaware and Biden Institute event on “solutions to ensure workers succeed in an era of automation and globalization.”
In a tweet on Thursday, Trump responded to Biden’s recent comment about how he would have “beat the hell” out of Trump in high school.
“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!” Trump wrote on his account.
During an anti-sexual assault rally this week at the University of Miami, Biden said, “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”
Referring to Trump’s defense of talking about grabbing women on the Access Hollywood tape that leaked before the 2016 election, Biden added, “I shouldn’t have said that, but then I was told that’s just ‘locker-room talk.’ Well, I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life, I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy who talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room. For real.”
Biden also told the crowd at the rally that both women and men have to work to prevent sexual assault.
“It’s not just on the men. It’s on you women, as well, on campus,” Biden said. “All the studies show that 95 percent of young women who are abused – the first person they tell is their roommate, their friend, someone on campus. You’ve got to inform yourself as to what facilities are available, what help is available, not just empathize, hug and say, ‘I’m so sorry.’ You have an obligation to be informed.”