Former Vice President Joe Biden has clarified remarks he made about meeting President Donald Trump “behind the gym” to beat him up over comments the president made about women, Fox News reported.
It happened during a recent interview for the "Pod Save America" podcast. The program is hosted by “several former Obama administration officials, including senior adviser Daniel Pfeiffer and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor,” the report stated.
Hosts of the program asked Biden what he’d like to call his duel with Trump and suggested names such as "The MAGA Saga" and "Scranton Squabble."
"I shouldn't have said what I said," Biden responded. "I don't want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy."
How did he clarify the comment?
He also clarified that he had originally said "if we were in high school" when referring to a brawl with Trump.
Biden claims his comment about fighting Trump was more of a metaphor. He made his remark in reference to things Trump said back in 2006, when he bragged about grabbing women’s genitals and apparently did not know the conversation was being recorded.
Biden said he was actually objecting to the president's coarse vocabulary.
"I find the behavior and the talk vulgar," Biden said. "Women are entitled to be treated with respect, d**n it.”
What did Trump say?
Trump responded on Twitter and wrote: “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,” Trump continued. “Don’t threaten people Joe!”
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he t… https://t.co/4e33ZxnAw7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1521713997.0
Biden supporters have said he would have defeated Trump if he ran in 2016.
"Trump triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton by winning the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — states Biden sees as practically his political base," The Hill reported.
Biden is keeping busy with a nationwide tour for his book, “Promise Me, Dad.” He has also campaigned for candidates such as Conor Lamb, a Pennsylvania Democrat who won a special election for the House earlier this month. The former vice president is expected to do another "30 to 40 events for Democratic House candidates, as he is a significant draw across the country," according to The Hill.