Lloyd Bishop/NBC(NEW YORK) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday night blasted Donald Trump over lewd comments made made by the GOP candidate in 2005, calling them “the textbook definition of sexual assault”
“What I found astounding is that he would so publicly…acknowledge that he engaged in the texbook definition of sexual assault,” said Biden during an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. “He didn’t say you know, ‘I go up and I ask…’ He says, ‘I go up and grab and I can do this…'”
Added Biden, “And then I see in the paper today, one of the pageants…I guess Miss Teen America, and the teen girls — three, four, five in a room — they were getting dressed, they were naked, he walked in and said, ‘Don’t worry girls, I’ve seen all this,’ and he stood there. I mean, this is absolutely outrageous behavior.”
Biden went on: “My dad used to say, ‘The greatest sin of all is the abuse of power. And the cardinal sin of all is a man raising his hand or taking advantage of a woman. And here’s a guy that says…’I’m a billionaire, I’m a star, I’m a celebrity, so I can go in and intimidate women [into] allowing me to assault them and assume they’re not going to say anything.’ That is the ultimate abuse of power.”
Friday, an 11-year-old audio tape leaked of Trump making lewd remarks about women to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. Trump has apologized for the tape, describing the comments as “locker room talk.” Since then, numerous other allegations and claims of inappropriate sexual conduct by Trump have surfaced, which Trump has denied.
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