Joe Biden Denounces Trump's "Outrageous Behavior" on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

Ezinne Ukoha
The Hollywood Reporter

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday and, as expected, most of the conversation revolved around Donald Trump. 

But, before diving into the unending scandal of the moment, Meyers reminded Biden about his past stints on TV by showing a clip of the much-younger former senator making an appearance on the wildly popular children's show, Where in the World is Carmen Santiago? 

Biden remarked on how Trump would have benefited from being a frequent viewer. "I have one regret: I wish Donald Trump had watched the show, he would've had a better sense of geography." 

Meyers asked Obama's right-hand man if he was itching to debate the embattled presidential candidate, to which Biden responded: "I think it would be too easy. I want someone like Sarah Palin." 

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The Late Night host queried Biden about his take on the debates and asked what he thought about Trump's latest declaration that he was "a blue-collar worker."

Biden responded with a hearty laugh and added, "You watch it and think it can't be happening. It's a bunch of malarkey, he hasn't the slightest notion of what it means to be a blue-collar worker."

Things took a heavier turn when the subject switched to Trump's sexual assault allegations.

Biden didn't hold back in describing Trump's "outrageous behavior" and sharply criticized the "locker room" language by defining it as the "language of sexual assault." 

Biden also went further by explaining the seriousness of Trump's acts, "The cardinal sin of all is a man raising his hand and taking advantage of women." 

"I can't understand how anyone can justify the abuse of power." 

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Once Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, joined her husband, the tone shifted to a more pleasant one as she quipped that she prefers to be called "Captain of the Vice Squad" instead of her official title, second lady.

Meyers also gave the college professor the opportunity to discuss her two initiatives: Cancer Moonshot, a program for funding cancer research that she and her husband founded in memory of Beau Biden, the son they lost to cancer; and Joining Forces, a partnership between Dr. Biden and the first lady, Michelle Obama.

She told Meyers, "When I first arrived at the White House, Michelle asked me what I wanted to do, and I said I wanted to help military families."

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Meyers couldn't let the Bidens leave without a parting gift, which included thanking them for their eight years of service and showing them a photo of Joe Biden seated with the president, grinning from ear to ear at the State of the Union.

Meyers noted, "Nobody will ever have more fun than you did. You set the gold standard."


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