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Trump supporter and ex-Sheriff David Clarke makes homophobic rape ‘joke’ about Joe Biden

Josh Jackman March 22, 2018

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David Clarke has made a homophobic rape ‘joke’ about Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden, who has been honoured as an LGBT hero for his work during the Obama administration, spoke out this week about President Donald Trump’s alleged sexual assaults.

On Tuesday, at a rally at the University of Miami, Biden said: “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said: ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it.'”

Joe Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden (HRC)

The much-loved politician, who has not ruled out running in the 2020 presidential election, continued: “They asked me if I’d 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.’

“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” he said. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete.

“Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest SOB in the room,” added the former Vice President, who has officiated multiple same-sex weddings.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the shooting yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at the White House on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yesterday's tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who has called transgender people “freakish” and the Orlando massacre a “distraction,” lashed out at Biden for the comments.

The Trump-supporting Fox News pundit wrote on Twitter: “JOE BIDEN: ‘I’VE BEEN IN A LOT OF LOCKER ROOMS IN MY LIFE.’

“Really Joe?” he asked. “Please tell us why and what you were doing hanging around all those locker rooms, Joe?

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“Taking in the sights? Did the soap keep falling out of your hands Joe?

“Huh? Tell us Joe.”

Clarke finished his post with the hashtag #MAGA, just in case readers didn’t understand where his allegiances lay.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke leaves Trump Tower on November 28, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Earlier this year, Biden revealed what President Obama told him about same-sex marriage.

He famously stepped on the toes of President Obama in 2012 when he announced his own support for same-sex marriage while the President was still officially ‘evolving’ on the issue.

In Biden’s book ‘Promise Me, Dad’ – dedicated to his late son Beau Biden – the politician opened up about the incident, which according to some accounts led to “chaos” inside the West Wing before Obama himself also came out in favour.

Joe Biden in NYC
Joe Biden in NYC (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

He wrote: “For all that time together, the President and I were rarely alone, except for fleeting moments between meetings. Our lunches were the one setting where we could talk frankly, without fear of being overheard.

“We could discuss the most important issues facing the administration, the country, and the world at that moment; and we could talk through any personal issues we were having.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01:  Former vice president  Joe Biden speaks to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  Biden addressed the consequences of U.S. disengagement from world leadership at the event.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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“If something one of us had done angered or disappointed the other, the weekly lunch was the time to clear the air. Not that there was much of that.

“Even a ‘Biden gaffe’ that sent the White House and 2012 campaign staff into paroxysms — when I got out ahead of the president by saying on Meet the Press that I was ‘absolutely comfortable’ with gay marriage and that gay couples were entitled to all the same civil rights and civil liberties as heterosexual couples — didn’t cause any real disturbance between us.”

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