Get 'em, Joe! Joe Biden said during a speech in Pennsylvania on Friday, October 21, that he wishes he could handle bully Donald Trump the old-fashioned way — with a playground fistfight.
Biden, 73, got heated while addressing Trump’s now-infamous lewd comments from 2005, during which the Republican presidential nominee suggested he could grab women “by the p‑‑sy” because of his celebrity status.
“What he said he did and does is a textbook definition of sexual assault,” the vice president said to cheers from the audience. “But there’s more than that. He said, ‘Because I’m famous, because I’m a star, because I’m a billionaire, I can do things other people can’t’ — what a disgusting assertion for anyone to make.”
“The press always asks me: Don’t I wish I were debating him?” Biden continued. (Biden announced in October 2015 that he would not be running in the presidential election because he and his family determined they did not have the "emotional energy" for the task following the death of his oldest son, Beau.) “No, I wish we were in high school — I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”
Biden has been an outspoken critic of Trump throughout the election season. In September, he didn’t hold back on his feelings when he slammed the real estate mogul, 70, at a rally.
“[Trump] was born with a silver spoon in his mouth that he’s now choking on because his foot’s in his mouth along with the spoon,” he said at the time.
In the days since the October 7 release of the 2005 footage and the second presidential debate just two days later, during which the former Apprentice host denied ever touching women inappropriately, 10 women have come forward with their own encounters with Trump.
During an interview with NBC4 on Thursday, October 20, the billionaire cut the conversation short when asked a question about being labeled a racist and a sexist.
“Nineteen days out from the election, you’ve been labeled a racist, you’ve been called a sexist, how …” NBC4’s Colleen Marshall began the question.
“Thank you very much,” Trump interjected. “I am the least racist person you’ve ever met.” Later in the day, the GOP presidential hopeful similarly shut down another reporter backstage at his rally in Ohio when 10TV’s Kevin Sanders attempted to ask about Karena Virginia, the most recent accuser.
“I know nothing about that,” Trump said to Sanders.
Virginia and famed lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference on Thursday, two hours ahead of Trump’s Ohio rally, during which she claimed that the businessman once grabbed the right side of her breast at the U.S. Open in Queens in 1998.
"I have lost sleep over this," she said with Allred at her side. "I have been fearful about bringing unwanted attention to me and my loving family, which includes my husband, daughter and son, but in the end I feel that it is my duty as a woman, as a mother, a human being and an American citizen to speak out and tell the truth about what happened to me."
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