Trump Responds to Biden by Saying HE'D Beat HIM Up, Because This Is Our Politics Now

[Content Note: Threats of violence; toxic masculinity; white supremacy.]

Yesterday, with no shortage of disdain, I wrote about Joe Biden beating his chest and saying he would have "beat the hell out of" Donald Trump in high school because of his misogyny.

Naturally, Donald Trump responded to Biden's bullshit during his morning tweetshitz: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don't threaten people Joe!"

We're going to set aside the fact that the President of the United States just said that a former Vice President "would go down fast and hard," because there are actually serious issues to be addressed here.

1. The fact that the president is tweeting this at all, and the fact that someone who fancies himself an elder statesman of this nation provoked it, knowing full well that Trump would escalate it. I can't think of anything this country needs less right now than more toxic masculinity.

2. The fact that the president, who is a white supremacist and Nazi apologist, is once again engaging in thinly veiled dogwhistles about his superior genes.

If Joe Biden imagines that publicly challenging Donald Trump to a dick-measuring contest was a good idea, he is sorely mistaken. I have no earthly idea why Biden wants to try to out-Trump Trump, but it is a tremendous miscalculation and indicative of a profound character flaw.

This is totally fucking depressing. All of it.

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