Biden: I'd 'Beat the Hell' Out of Trump for His Lewd Comments About Women

March 21, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden went after Donald Trump during an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami on Tuesday, saying that he would have "beat the hell" out of the president for his past derogatory comments about women.

Biden picked up where he left off shortly before the 2016 presidential election by referring to his comments about Trump shortly after the release of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape from 2005, when Trump was recorded making lewd comments about women.

"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them," Trump said at the time. "It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

"Grab 'em by the pussy, you can do anything," Trump added.

Biden referenced Trump's comments on Tuesday and indicated that his response, were they in high school, would have been physical.

"When a guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,' ... they asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no," Biden said. "I said, 'If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'"

Biden then slammed Trump's defense of his language in the tape as "locker room talk, " discussing his own experience in locker rooms.

"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 of Biden's comments drew applause from students in the room.

Biden has been floated as a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. The long-time politician, who served two terms as vice president under President Barack Obama and six terms representing Delaware in the Senate, has not made a decision about a presidential bid. He said back in November, however, that he is "not closing the door" on running for president in 2020.