You remember when former Vice President Joe Biden stated that he coulda/woulda beat Donald Trump up as a teenager while speaking at a rally?
Well, he did… and now he wishes he hadn’t of said it. “I shouldn’t have said what I said,” Biden told the “Pod Save America” podcast on Friday. “I shouldn’t have brought it up again because I don’t want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy.”
In response to this “fight” remark, Trump took to Twitter in only a way he can! “He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way,” Trump continued in the tweet. “Don’t threaten people Joe!”
Biden took it back during an interview with Pod Save America saying that he wishes to improve the political landscape:
“We are less divided as people on issues than when I ran as a 28-year-old kid,” Biden said. “What’s broken is our political system. All we talk about today is the other person is bad. I look at Republicans as the opposition; they are not the enemy, they are not my enemy. But in both parties today they look at each other as the enemy.”
According to sources, Biden is “still pretty upset” over the Access Hollywood remarks made by Trump more than 10 years ago:
“He’s still pretty disgusted by the ‘Access Hollywood’ comments,” said one source close to the former vice president, adding that his comments simply underscore an issue “he cares about and is passionate about.”
Of course, Biden supporters want to see the fight go down.
Allies say the comments hint that Biden is anxious to jump into a race with Trump.
“He still feels like he’s the one who can take him down,” one former aide said. “He thinks he’s the guy who could have done that in 2016 so we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
Brad Bannon, a Democratic strategist, said the squabble “works well” for Biden and elevates him over 2020 contenders.
“It reinforces his reputation for being outspoken, even though it gets him into trouble sometimes,” Bannon said. “Voters like politicians like Biden who say what they think without being politically correct. It worked for Trump in 2016. [Hillary Clinton] always sounded programmed so people didn’t see her as authentic. That won’t be a problem for Joe.”