WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Joe Biden for wanting to “beat the hell out of him,” saying Thursday that the former vice president “would go down fast and hard, crying all the way.”
The Republican president tweeted: “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!” If the president of the United States tweeting a threat to a former Vice President wasn’t maddening enough, former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke added his two cents to the madness.
Biden spoke at an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami on Tuesday and cited lewd comments Trump made in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape about grabbing women without their permission.
The Democrat said, “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.” He also said any man who disrespected women was “usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.” Clarke apparently thought Trump needed help defending himself when he implied that Biden was frequently raped in his high school locker room.
JOE BIDEN: “I’VE BEEN IN A LOT OF LOCKER ROOMS IN MY LIFE.”
Really Joe? Please tell us why and what you were doing hanging around all those locker rooms, Joe? Taking in the sights? Did the soap keep falling out of your hands Joe? Huh? Tell us Joe. #MAGA. https://t.co/NbMVGH4qqB
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 21, 2018
Trump is very capable of launching his own attacks against Biden. At the prospect of Biden running in 2020, the president was dismissive, calling Biden “Sleepy Joe” and saying he could “kick his ass.” Trump also attacked Biden on Twitter in 2016, calling him “Our not very bright Vice President.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter users were ready for Clarke.
….says the man who could be a member of The Village People.
How much soap have you dropped, David?
— Robert J Martin (@RobertJMartinTX) March 21, 2018
Associated Press contributed to this story.