Former Vice President Biden didn’t pull any punches when he told an anti-sexual assault rally that he would have “beat the hell out” of Donald Trump for the way he disrespects women, according to a report.
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Biden told students at the University of Miami on Tuesday, ABC News reported. “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.”
Speaking at the school, Biden said the country has made much progress in battling sexual assault, referring to the #MeToo movement, but said more must still be done.
“Sexual assault is about power and the abuse of power more than it is about sex,” he said.
He also urged the women in the audience to arm themselves with information on how to report abusers.
“It’s not just on the men. It’s on you women, as well, on campus,” he said. “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.”