WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden regrets saying he’d “beat the hell” out of President Donald Trump if they were in high school for how he treats women.

In a “Pod Save America” interview released Wednesday, the Democrat said “I shouldn’t have said what I said.”

At a University of Miami rally against sexual assault last week, Biden cited lewd comments Trump made in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape about grabbing women without their permission.

Biden said, “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.” He also said any man who disrespected women was “usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”

The 75-year-old made similar comments in the closing days of the 2016 campaign.

Trump tweeted: “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy.”

Biden said he should not have brought it up again. He said “I don’t want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy.”

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