Trump: Biden ‘would go down fast and hard’ in a Fight

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: President Donald Trump holds a law enforcement roundtable on sanctuary cities, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is striking back at former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 election rival, for suggesting he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school.

Biden suggested Tuesday that he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school over Trump’s lewd comments about women that he made in an “Access Hollywood” video that surfaced in 2016.

“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 in a speech at the University of Miami.

Biden had made similar comments about Trump during the 2016 election when he was campaigning for Hillary Clinton.

Trump and Biden could potentially face off in the 2020 presidential election as Biden has left the door open to a possible run. A CNN poll conducted by SSRS in January found Biden leading Trump by a wide 57% to 40% split.