The Huffington Post is one of many news publications that channeled their inner concern troll about violence at Trump rallies. HuffPo even adds various disclaimers at the end of all their political pieces, some of which go like this:
Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
Yet, on Friday, at a campaign event in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Vice President Joe Biden said that he wish he were back in high school so he could beat up Trump for his crude remarks about women, specifically the graphic groping comments caught on a hot mic from that leaked Access Hollywood tape back in 2005.
“He [Trump] said ‘because I’m famous, because I’m a star, because I’m a billionaire I can do things other people can’t. What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make,” said Biden. “The press always ask me don’t I wish I were debating him? No, I wish we were in high school I could take him behind the gym — that’s what I wish,” he added.
Well, gee, ladies—where would you be without creepy Joe Biden standing there to say he wishes he could time travel and beat up a person because…he engaged in some locker room talk. Also, let’s not kid around here; Joe has been caught numerous times touching women in some of the most awkward photos in vice presidential history. Of course, it’s nothing related to sexual assault, but it’s certainly gotten it’s fair share of media attention for being…wholly aberrant. But that’s just Uncle Joe being Joe, right? No harm no foul.
Trump got some flack for saying in January, that he could shoot someone and not lose supporters. It was an irresponsible hypothetical, but a hypothetical nonetheless. In Biden’s case, he specifically said he wished he could kick the crap out of Donald. What would be the media reaction if the roles were reversed, even with Trump saying he wished he could beat up President Obama? Everyone would go apoplectic, but because Joe is a Democrat—he’ll get a pass.
Also, some of that violence that has erupted at Trump rallies, which became another criticism of the billionaire’s candidacy, might have been spurred on and instigated by paid Democratic operatives, seeking to create an unflattering media narrative against his campaign. Another video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, who uncovered the web of operatives who engage in these activities, is set to drop Monday. But for now, just enjoy Biden acting like a tough guy.