Kirsters Baish| It was just last week that former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden was bragging that he could physically “beat the hell out of” President Donald Trump, but it only took until Friday for Biden to back out of running in the 2020 presidential election. The Hartford Courant reported that the Democrat said, “[I]f I don’t run it’s not because I’m afraid of losing.”
On Friday evening, Biden was talking in front of an audience at Southern Connecticut State University. The discussion was moderated by WNPR host Lucy Nalpathanchil. When Biden was questioned as to whether he would go up against President Trump in the 2020 election, Biden answered, “Honest to God I don’t know … I have to be able to stand in front of a mirror and look in the mirror and know that if I don’t run it’s not because I’m afraid of losing, it’s not because I don’t want to take on the responsibility, it’s because there’s somebody better to do it and/or because emotionally I’m not positioned to be all in. And so the jury’s still out.”
It was three days prior at a rally against sexual violence which was held at the University of Miami where Biden stated, “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it.’ … 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.’”
The HuffPost, which is about as far left as they come, reported the remark as award in context saying, “It’s an odd sentiment to respond to violence against women with more violence, but Biden’s comments were met with applause and laughter.”
Trump responded on Twitter, calling Biden “Crazy Joe Biden” on Thursday:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
Biden may have been thinking of other things at the time. Maybe he was thinking about the fact that his son Hunter’s firm just made a billion dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Bank of China. This was just a few days after Biden and his son made their way to China on Air Fore Two back in 2013. Biden talks a lot, but when it comes time to walk the walk, he seems to be at a total loss.
When Biden appeared on “Ellen,” he seemed pretty confident in winning the 2020 election should he run: