- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden boasted to a crowd of University of Miami students Tuesday that he would have “beat the hell out of” President Trump in high school.

Speaking during an anti-sexual assault rally at the private university in Coral Gables, the Democrat mentioned Mr. Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” recording that captured the real estate mogul talking in 2005 about being able to get away with groping women because of his fame.

“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Mr. Biden told the crowd. “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,” he 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.”

The former vice president made the comments at UM’s “It’s on Us” rally, an event aimed at changing campus culture surrounding sexual assault, ABC News reported. He ended his speech by encouraging students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month next month and the Day of Action April 3.

Mr. Biden has made similar comments in the past about beating up Mr. Trump. In October 2016, while campaigning for Hillary Clinton at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, Mr. Biden told the crowd, “I wish we were in high school — I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”

Mr. Trump responded in kind, telling a Florida crowd that he’d “love” to be given a shot at the former vice president.

“I’d love that. I’d love that,” Mr. Trump said at the time. “Mr. Tough Guy. You know, he’s Mr. Tough Guy.”

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