Former vice president Joe Biden may or may not end up running in 2020, but while speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally on Tuesday, he found one man in its crosshairs: President Trump.
During his speech Tuesday, Biden took fresh jabs at Trump on Tuesday, telling students at the University of Miami that he probably would have “beat the hell out” of Trump if they’d attended school together, according to ABC News.
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'” Biden said, referencing Trump’s bragging about sexual assault in a 2005 recording. “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,” Biden 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.”
Biden made the comments Tuesday afternoon at the university’s “It’s on Us” rally, an event aiming to change on-campus culture surrounding sexual assault.
The former Vice President tied the criticism of Trump on Tuesday to a call for men on the university’s campus to hold one another accountable to prevent acts of sexual assault.
“Guys, any man on campus who sees a fraternity brother taking a drunken co-ed up the stairs and doesn’t walk up and say, ‘Not in my house’ is a damn coward,” Biden said. “Flat, simple coward. Coward!”
Biden’s speech to students in Coral Gables came the same day that he headlined a fundraiser for Latino leaders in South Florida, according to the news outlet. The University of Miami later thanked Biden for speaking at the rally and “or bringing us your legacy of ending violence against women and empowering our students to take action.”