Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Joe Biden would “go down fast and hard, crying all the way” should the pair of septuagenarians get into a fight.
“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,” the president posted.
“He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way.”
The “modern-day presidential” outburst came in response to comments from Biden at a rally Tuesday, the former Veep claiming he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school over his misogynistic remarks about women.
“They asked me would I 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,’” Biden boasted to the audience at the University of Miami.
The 75-year-old continued to talk himself up, saying: “I've been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life. I'm a pretty damn good athlete.” Referencing Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” comments, he said: “Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
The grade school threats reflect a longstanding acrimony between the grandfathers, who seem to genuinely hate each other. During the 2016 campaign, Biden also spoke of his wish to “take [Trump] behind the gym”; last month, he told an interviewer Trump was “a joke.”
Trump’s latest Biden beef came hours after a flurry of tweets over the mammoth “omnibus” spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders Wednesday night.
Trump boasted on Twitter that he had $1.6 billion of taxpayer funds for the start of his signature border wall project – contrary to his campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for it.
Congress needs to approve the $1.3 trillion spending bill by midnight Friday to avoid a third government shutdown in as many months.
Cover image: U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fists as they walk to the White House from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on August 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Jim Lo Scalzo - Pool/Getty Images)