Vice President Biden made it clear just how strongly he dislikes Donald Trump in a speech Friday. Biden finds the Republican nominee so repugnant that he would like to travel back in time to his high school days and "take him behind the gym."
Biden made the remark while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was speaking about the lewd remarks Trump made on the Access Hollywood recording and the accusations that he groped a number of women.
"What he said he did and does is the textbook definition of sexual assault," Biden said. "And think about this: It's more than that. He said that, '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."
An animated Biden then says, "The press always ask me, 'Don't I wish I were debating him?' No, I wish we were in high school. I could take him behind the gym. That's what I wish."
Presumably, going behind the gym would involve a fight, like asking someone to step outside. It is unclear why this fantasy fight would have to take place in high school.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and pollster Frank Luntz both accused the media of a double standard in the reporting on Biden's statement.
Joe Biden says he'd like to physically fight Donald Trump.
Where are the media cries of "unpresidential?" https://t.co/te3vQj5bg7— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 21, 2016
Biden previously denounced Trump's comments about women, saying "It’s not lewd. It’s sexual assault," in a tweet.