Trump just responded to Biden’s taunts with a ridiculous taunt of his own, and we can’t believe this is real life

President Donald Trump notoriously loves to insult his adversaries on Twitter. His prominent feuds on the social media site have involved everyone from “Crooked” Hillary Clinton to “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un. Now, Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are feuding, and there have been threats on both sides of the spat.

On March 20th, at a rally for “It’s On Us,” a campaign to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, Biden said that he would have “beat the hell out of” Trump in high school. The former vice president cited comments Trump made about grabbing women in the now infamous Access Hollywood tape.

"A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'" Biden said at the rally at University of Miami. "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.'"

And today, March 22nd, Trump responded to the former vice president’s comment with a threat of his own. He claimed that Biden would “go down fast and hard” in a fistfight and called the politician “Crazy Joe Biden.”

"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," Trump wrote on Twitter. "He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don't threaten people Joe!"

As Trump alluded to in his tweet, this was actually the second time that Biden had threatened to beat him up. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Biden responded to the initial leak of the Access Hollywood tape by saying, “I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym.”

While we agree with Biden that Trump’s comments about being able to grab women are unacceptable, we don’t support engaging in physical violence as a solution. Trump and Biden are both influential leaders, and we need them to act like role models. We need both men to do better.

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