Never one to shy away from a fight — verbal or physical — Donald Trump responded enthusiastically to Vice President Joe Biden‘s recent remark that he would like to take the GOP nominee “behind the gym” if they were in high school.
“I’d love that,” Trump said at a rally in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Taunting the vice president as “Mr. Tough Guy” and botching his quote, Trump said, “He wants to bring me to the back of the barn. Ohhhhhh. Some things in life you can really love doing.”
(Just FYI: Even Urban Dictionary has never heard of this phrase.)
“You know when he’s Mr. Tough Guy?” Trump added, while wearing a camo “Make America Great Again” hat. “When he’s standing behind a microphone by himself.”
Trump’s clap-back came several days after Biden criticized the business mogul’s 2005 comments about groping women at a campaign event for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Friday in Pennsylvania.
“What he said he did and does is a textbook definition of sexual assault,” Biden said.
The vice president added that reporters often ask him whether he wishes he could debate Trump, but Biden said, “No, I wish we were in high school. I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”
The vice president later walked back the comments, clarifying, “If I were in high school … I want to make it clear I understand what assault is. I’m not in high school. If I were in high school.”
But some people — like CNN’s Jake Tapper — think a Biden-Trump brawl would be an all-too-appropriate end to a vitriolic election season.
Trump admitted to a fondness for fighting in a series of 2014 interviews recently resurfaced by The New York Times.
He told biographer Michael D’Antonio about his “rebellious” nature and scuffle-filled adolescence in Queens, saying, “I love to fight. I always loved to fight … Any kind of fight, I loved it, including physical.”