President Joe Biden has also spoken about wanting to be in high school with Trump just so he could "take him behind the gym."
"Winning is easy. Losing is never easy. Not for me it’s not," Donald Trump declared back in November 2020. If the aftermath of the last presidential elections is anything to go by, Trump really does not seem like he can accept defeat without making a fuss.
Trump says he hasn't thought about an acceptance or concession speech yet:— The Recount (@therecount) November 3, 2020
"Hopefully we'll be only doing one of those two and, you know, winning is easy, losing is never easy, not for me it’s not." pic.twitter.com/skO6cXMltL
Although Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the presidential elections, the former believes that he would easily defeat his rival if they were both on opposite sides of a boxing ring.
On Saturday, September 11, Trump is commentating over a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. And at a press conference held ahead of the match, Trump was asked: "If you had to box somebody on Saturday night, who would it be and what would the fight look like?"
"Well, if I had to pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer—because I’ll take a pass on the professional boxers, that could be a very dangerous subject, but if I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden," Trump said, as quoted by New York Post. "...I think he’d go down very, very quickly. Very, very quickly."
"You know, he once said, 'Oh, I’d like to take him behind the bar,'" Trump continued. "He’d be in big trouble if he ever did. No, I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds."
we truly live in the dumbest time pic.twitter.com/8eQdEWVxFj— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 9, 2021
Trump was making a reference to the comments that his successor previously made back in the year 2018. "When a guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it' and then said, 'I made a mistake,'" Biden said about Trump while addressing a crowd at the University of Miami.
"They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, 'If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,'" Biden said back then, as quoted by CNN. Over the years, Trump's lewd comments about women have sparked widespread criticism, and he tried to defend himself by calling it "locker room talk."
However, Biden said: "I've been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life. I'm a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room."
During the 2016 election, Biden also made similar comments and said at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton, "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."
Previously, Trump struck back at Biden's comments and said in 2018 that he could "kick his a**"
"You know when he said, 'I'm going to take you behind the barn'? Oh, just trust me, I would kick his a**. He'd be easy," Trump said. "But, Joe, gimme a break. A guy who keeps making outrageous statements thinks he has a shot of being president?"
In 2018, not long after Biden made comments about wanting to "beat the hell out of" Trump in a high school gym, he said he regretted making these comments, according to CNN.
"I shouldn't have said what I said," Biden said on the podcast, Pod Save America. "I don't want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy."
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