In an interview with the ladies of “The View,” Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden once again threatened to beat up President Trump.
It is yet another example of the hypocrisy in the mainstream media when it comes to such rhetoric between Biden and the President. Had the shoe been on the other foot, Trump would be pilloried in a 24/7 news cycle decrying his calls to violence.
But here – this is just good ol’ harmless Uncle Joe.
Biden began harmlessly enough by telling the hosts Thursday that he “can hardly wait” to get President Trump on the debate stage.
From there, things descended into a schoolyard taunt.
Joe Biden on The View on his son Hunter:
“And look, nobody has said he’s done anything wrong. This is a guy who has done nothing but good things his whole life, my son, and ran the food program USA, a whole range of things.”pic.twitter.com/yU1dy628t0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 13, 2020
In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t that big of a deal. Biden, a protective father, is defending his son Hunter when he resorts to cracking a joke.
The point here is that, while the ladies let out a bit of a laugh at Joe’s comments, they’d be the same people – along with the rest of the media – clutching their pearls if President Trump made the same exact joke, word-for-word.
The hosts of the show questioned Biden about the President’s frequent mention of Hunter who, a majority of voters think held a scandalous position with a Ukrainian gas company while his father led U.S. foreign policy initiatives as vice president under Barack Obama.
They mentioned Trump’s similar belief that Hunter is corrupt and whom he mocks for staying out of the public eye by asking, “Where’s Hunter?”
“I would like to be able to be back in high school and just have he and I in a room,” Biden replied.
Biden on his anger at Trump: “I would like to be back in high school and just have he and I in a room.”
“It is hurtful, particularly when guys like Lindsey Graham, who was a friend of mine. … I plan on being president, and presidents can’t hold grudges. You’ve got to heal.”
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) February 13, 2020
Tough Guy Joe
This isn’t even vaguely the first time Biden has threatened President Trump. He thinks he’s ‘tough guy Joe’ as opposed to ‘average Joe.’
At a campaign stop just weeks ago, Biden told supporters he “can take a punch” when it comes to criticism of his family.
“And if I’m the nominee, he’s [Trump] going to understand what punches mean,” he added.
.@JoeBiden says of President Trump: As much as he’s trying to destroy me and my family – I hope I’ve demonstrated I can take a punch and if I’m our nominee, he’s gonna understand what punches mean.
— Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) January 27, 2020
Of course, we’re looking forward to President Trump’s response to Biden this time around. A response that will no doubt make the media apoplectic while Joe’s comments go ignored.
Back in 2018, Biden famously lashed out at Trump saying: “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”
Trump’s response was legendary …
“Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy,” he replied. “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.”
This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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