Former Vice President Joe Biden gave President Donald Trump a shout-out during an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami, and it was exactly on point: Biden told students he would have “beat the hell out” Trump if they’d gone to school together, per ABC.
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Biden said. “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 added. “I'm a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
He spoke to the students on Tuesday afternoon, at the school’s “It’s on Us” rally, which aspires to change how sexual assault it dealt with on-campus. He made note of the progress the U.S. has made with sexual assault, particularly the #MeToo movement, but remarked that there is still work left to be done.
“Sexual assault is about power and the abuse of power more than it is about sex,” he said. “It's not just on the men. It's on you women, as well, on campus.” He continued, “All the studies show that 95 percent of young women who are abused—the first person they tell is their roommate, their friend, someone on campus. You've got to inform yourself as to what facilities are available, what help is available, not just empathize, hug and say, ‘I'm so sorry.’ You have an obligation to be informed.”
He concluded his speech, urging students to take part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, and the Day of Action, on April 3.
The University of Miami thanked Biden on Twitter, writing, “Today's @itsonus rally reminded us that we are responsible for creating an environment where sexual assault and gender-based violence is unacceptable. Thank you @joebiden for bringing us your legacy of ending violence against women and empowering our students to take action.”