Biden Says He Won’t ‘Get Down in the Dirt’ With Trump Moments After Challenging Him to a Push-Up Contest

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would not “get down in the dirt” with President Donald Trump moments after joking about beating him in a push-up contest.

During his Tuesday interview on “Morning Joe,” Biden was confronted about his dismal debate performance and his takedown by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). The former vice president admitted that he didn’t prepare for the question from Harris, but would be ready for a debate against President Trump.

When host Mika Brzezinski pushed back on how Biden would specifically handle Trump in a debate, he joked that he’d take him on in a push-up contest. He then tried to recover by saying he wouldn’t get “down in the dirt” with Trump.


“I would say come on Donald, come on, man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal? You know, jokingly. You know, come on, run with me, man. It’s like I was in a parade in Independence, Missouri. And I always run in parades, that’s the way I go back and forth. And I — and a fellow from Independence, who was a Trump supporter said ‘hey, sleepy Joe.’ I said, ‘Come run with me, Jack. Come on, man.’ No, no, no. Look, I’m not going to get down in the dirt with him. That’s the only place he knows how to fight. I’m just going to continue to talk about what he’s doing, why it’s so damaging to America. And, as my mother would say, I won’t take any guff from him.”

Many people found this response to be laughable. Several took to Twitter to mock Biden for his schoolyard response to taking on President Trump.

This is not the first time that Biden has posted an awkward schoolyard challenge to President Trump. He also claimed he would beat up Trump if they were in school together.

“If [he and Trump] were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden said.

Trump, of course, didn’t let the insult slide. He took to Twitter to fire back.

It remains unclear how Trump will respond to Biden’s push up challenge remarks this time.

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Joe, exactly what does this challenge prove? Certainly not your fitness to govern.

Please. Two 70+ guys in a push-up contest? Is thumb-wrestling next? How adolescent.





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