Trump Responds to Joe Biden’s Latest Criticism: ‘I Don’t Think I’m a Bully At All’

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President Donald Trump is responding after former Vice President Joe Biden called him out in a new interview on Friday.

Biden compared Trump to a schoolyard bully from his childhood in a new interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, brushing off the notion that he would be “intimidated” by the president.

“He’s the bully that I knew my whole life. He’s the bully that I’ve always stood up to. He’s the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid that I stutter, and I’d smack him in the mouth.”

Biden added that he was “looking forward” to the possibility of seeing Trump in a presidential debate.

Trump was asked about the remarks while speaking with reporters at the White House on Friday before departing for a weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“I don’t think I’m a bully at all,” Trump said. “I just don’t like being taken advantage of by other countries, by pharmaceutical companies, by all of the people that have taken advantage of this country.”

Watch the video below, via ABC News:

Trump quickly changed the topic to tariffs against China, arguing that his policy has seen the success that Biden and former President Barack Obama could not achieve. Ending his answer to the question, the president again shared his oft-repeated belief that America would be in a war with North Korea today if he had not been elected.

Friday’s “bully” talk is just the latest schoolyard taunts shared between Trump and Biden. The former VP made headlines in 2016 when he expressed a desire to take Trump “behind the gym” if the two were in high school together in response to comments Trump made on the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape.

“The press always ask me, ‘Don’t I wish I were debating him?'” Biden explained at the time. “No, I wish we were in high school — I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”

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Phyllis Softa
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WHY does the media not ever ask Trump for his definition of the words he chooses to use. Why do we have to figure it out for ourselves? He could be working off a definition of bully that Webster does not recognize. We need a Trump Dictionary. To Trump, “fake news” refers to reporting that he does NOT want the American public to know. Transparency means telling the public what he wants them to see and hear. Patriotism means the military. Law and Order means obeying the laws that you like and ignoring the laws you don’t. Apologizing or admitting… Read more »

john
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Of course the life long anus doesn’t think he’s a bully

General Confusion
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Both King Donald The Loser and his racist father refused to rent their apargments to African-Americans, as far back as the 1970’s, and got fined for breaking the Fair Housing Act. “How can a dummy dope like Harry Hurt, who wrote a failed book about me but doesn’t know me or anything about me, be on TV discussing Trump?” Using the 3rd person to talk about himself, of course. “Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!” “.@FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came… Read more »

Screwtape
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Gropin’ Joe has no leg to stand on. (maybe he only leans on underage girls)

Mr. “I’ll take him behind the gym” is not only betraying his perpetual adolescence, but also his easy resort to violence AND being a bully. Or maybe he wants to do so to get in a grope.

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