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Biden on Trump: I Would Have 'Beat the Hell Out of Him'

Former VP is not a fan of president's locker room talk, says he wouldn't have stood for it in school
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2018 8:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him." With that bold statement, former vice president Joe Biden made very clear his feelings for President Trump at an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami on Tuesday. But the attack didn't end there. "A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'" Biden told students, per ABC News. "I've been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life. I'm a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest SOB in the room."

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"Sexual assault is about power and the abuse of power more than it is about sex," Biden continued, before advising students to find out what resources are available to victims. In a tweet, the university later thanked the former VP. The "rally reminded us that we are responsible for creating an environment where sexual assault and gender-based violence is unacceptable," it said. Days earlier, Biden—who hasn't ruled out challenging Trump for president in 2020, per Politico—called out Trump for mocking people for their appearances and people with disabilities. "Think about how that dumbs down the values that we Americans have," he said at a Saturday rally in North Dakota, per the Hill. (Read more Joe Biden stories.)

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