Vice President Joe Biden angrily denounced Donald Trump’s comments about women — caught on tape 15 years ago — calling it the “textbook definition of sexual assault.”
“The press always asks me, don’t I wish I were debating him,” Biden said. “No, I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”
The vice president admitted that he didn’t really want to get into the business of criticizing Trump’s behavior, but that the audio of him talking about using his power and fame to take advantage of women sickened him.
“What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make!” he shouted.
Biden made his remarks during a campaign event in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Friday.
He said that his father always taught him that it was a “cardinal sin” for a man to attack women.
Biden asserted that he had heard world leaders express their fears about Trump as president.
“Everywhere I go, this is not hyperbole, everywhere I go I get asked by world leaders, ‘This can’t be true is it?’”
He said he was forced to travel to Europe to reassure NATO allies that America would not abandon them.
“Donald Trump is already doing damage to us,” Biden said.