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Vice President Joe Biden is not letting Donald Trump off the hook for comments he made about groping women in 2005.
In an interview with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wedneday, Biden referred to Trump’s tacit admission that being a star allowed him to have his way with women as “sexual assault.”
“First of all, what I found astounding is that he would so publicly-no matter who he was talking to-that he would acknowledge that he engaged in the textbook definition of sexual assault.”
Although Trump dismissed the remarks as “locker room banter,” critics have suggested they might mean something more.
On Wednesday a New York Times report featured multiple women accusing Trump of unwanted sexual advances toward them.
Footage from a 1992 “Entertainment Tonight” segment features the GOP presidential nominee joking about a 10-year-old girl, saying “I am going to be dating her in 10 years.”
“I mean, this is absolutely outrageous behavior,” Biden said.
“I’ve spent more of my career trying to figure out how to change the culture in this country so that we treat women with respect and with dignity.”
Biden has long fought abuse against women, introducing the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 – legislation designed to hold offenders accountable and provide services for the victims of such violence. Biden also spearheaded the “It’s On Us” White House campaign to shed light sexual assaults on college campuses.
Watch Biden’s interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” below:
— Late Night (@LateNightSeth) October13, 2016