Boothe Calls Out 'Selective Outrage' in Reactions to Trump & Biden's Fighting Words
Joe Biden and President Trump have escalated their war of words in recent days, with Biden boasting about how he would have "beat the hell" out of Trump in high school, and Trump responding Thursday that if the two fought, Biden "would go down fast and hard, crying all the way."
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
On "Outnumbered" on Thursday, Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said these types of taunts are stupid, but she's noticed a double standard in how people have reacted to the remarks.
"If you have a problem with the president speaking this way, you should have a problem with the former vice president speaking this way," Boothe said, noting that Biden made his "beat the hell out of him" comment at the "It’s On Us" rally at the University of Miami, which focused on stopping sexual assault on college campuses.
"A lot of them cheered. And these are the same women that wear pink hats out condemning this sort of rhetoric from the president, calling him a monster," Boothe said. "So there is some selective outrage here."
Juan Williams disagreed, pointing out that Biden said that if he were in high school and heard Trump speak ill of women like he did in the Billy Bush tape, he would have gotten physical.
"He's saying he would want to confront the man and fight him because he thinks -- and this is my point -- that he's being rude to women," Williams said.
Boothe said Biden and Trump "essentially said the same thing" with their threats, arguing that if you denounce or celebrate one of them, you must do the same for both.
Watch more above, and see Sebastian Gorka weigh in on "Lunchbucket Joe."