MSNBC host Chris Matthews gave Vice President Joe Biden boxing gloves during an interview Tuesday so he can fight Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Last week, while discussing allegations that Trump sexually assaulted several women, Biden said, “I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym.”
Matthews presented Biden with boxing gloves “that might be helpful to you in your new endeavor.”
“These are worn boxing gloves,” Matthews said. “These are the real things.”
Biden joked that he is “ready” to take on Trump but said he was “trying to make a point.”
Several women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct after the publication of a 2005 video tape in which Trump states that he can “do anything” to women because he is a “star,” including grabbing them “by the pussy.” Trump has denied the allegations and characterized the remarks as “locker-room talk.”
Biden said that characterization doesn’t reflect his own experiences in the locker room as an athlete.
“People didn’t act in the locker room like he he talks about,” Biden said. “That’s not true. And you and I both know, if in the locker room, in a school I went to, one of the guys said, this is what I’m going to do because I’m the star halfback or quarterback, I’m the boss, and my sister and her girlfriends are out there, I would take the guy behind the gym.”
“The point I was making is that he is trying to dumb down — he’s insulting everybody in the neighborhoods I come from, and the people who played ball,” he added.
“This is just absolutely unacceptable behavior, period,” Biden concluded.