October 1, 2022

Trump just threatened to beat up Joe Biden in ridiculous morning Twitter rant

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The president of the United States took to Twitter this morning and lashed out at former Vice President Joe Biden over his macho remarks at yesterday’s speech at the University of Miami, bringing us the undesired and rather tedious spectacle of having two politicians in their seventies engaging in an absurd back-and-forth about how one would dominate the other in a street brawl.


Biden’s remarks yesterday were not particularly helpful to anybody, though I think we can all agree with the sentiment behind it.

“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere, and she likes it,. 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. I’m a pretty [darn] good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”

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It’s clear why the notoriously thin-skinned Trump, who is desperately looking for anything to distract the public from the three lawsuits being filed against him by his ex-mistresses/sex assault victims and the looming specter of Robert Mueller and the Trump-Russia investigation, responded in such a fashion.

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Utterly incapable of letting even the slightest jab go without a challenge, Trump decided to wade into the muck and treat our nation to a description of how he might have beat up Joe Biden in a schoolyard, apparently not having matured very much in the seventy or so years since he’s been in one.

That much we expect from Trump, who famously bragged about the size of his penis at a debate and has spent the majority of his time in office making up rude nicknames for his political enemies.

But we expect better from Joe Biden. While President Trump certainly deserves to be hit with the hammer of justice for his decades of sexual assault, Biden’s high-school fantasies are not helpful to anybody.

His talk of childish vigilantism perpetuate outdated stereotypes of toxic masculinity that play a huge role in exacerbating and perpetuating our nation’s epidemic of sexual harassment and assault, and while we appreciate his enthusiasm and the sentiment behind the remarks, he had to have known how Trump would react to it at this point – and now he’s provided Trump with yet another helpful distraction from the things we actually need to expend our time and attention on.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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