Morning Scoop / March 22, 2018


Who do you think would win in a fight, Trump or Biden? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Early this morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would make former Vice President Joe Biden "go down fast and hard, crying all the way."

The tweet followed a speech that Biden made to the University of Miami on Tuesday. In his address, which was posted to the UMiami College Democrats Facebook page, Biden stated "if I was in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him." Biden's comments were referring to the 2016 Access Hollywood video of Trump revealing inappropriate "locker room talk." Biden has been an outspoken opponent of the President's statements that he can "grab a woman anywhere she wants," which he reiterated in his UMiami speech. Biden finished off his fighting words: "Any man that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room."


After viewing the speech, Trump took offense to Biden's comments, and responded that Biden is "weak, mentally and physically." While the two may not actually fight in real life, they may face off in the 2020 presidential elections.

Frat Suspension: Phi Delta Theta Banned from LSU for Fifteen Years

Following the September 2017 hazing death of freshman Max Gruver, Lousiana State University has banned Phi Delta Theta fraternity until 2033 at the earliest. The charter of the fraternity was already removed by the Phi Delta Theta nationals shortly after the event occurred, and now the fraternity is officially off campus.

Gruver died after being forced to chug 190-proof liquor while participating in a hazing event called “Bible Study.” The pledges were forced to chug the liquor whenever they answered a question wrong about the history of the fraternity. This activity resulted in a blood alcohol content level of 0.495 for Gruver at the time of his death. His parents are now working to try and prevent anything like this happening to other young college students in the future.

Read Caitlin Willis' full report here.

Today in a Tweet

DO NOT CONGRATULATE is about to be the greatest meme.

Austin Bomber Leaves Confession on the Phone

With police closing in on him on Tuesday night, the Austin bomber recorded a 25 minute confession on his phone but never explained why he killed his victims.

CNN reports, “The video made by Mark Anthony Conditt, whose string of package bombs killed two people and wounded five in Texas, was found on his cell phone when police recovered his body Wednesday morning. The cell phone was in Conditt's possession at the time of his death, police said.”

Hours after Conditt made his confession, police tracked him leaving a hotel room. As police followed him and kept him from getting on an interstate, he ended up in a ditch and used his last explosive to kill himself.

Notorious RBG Shows Off Her Athleticism on 'The Late Show' with Stephen Colbert

The honorable Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg got physical with Stephen Colbert last night--that is, she showed off her workout routine on "The Late Show." The clip demonstrates that Justice Ginsberg is still in good shape, despite being 85 years old. Sporting a "Super Diva" sweatshirt, RBG hit the gym alongside Colbert, who did not look nearly as athletic as the older Justice.

The clip is awesome, and can be watched on The Wrap's website here.

Last But Not Least: 'Life of a Penn Stater' Brings Excitement to Campus

Penn State is making moves, with its first video of the “Life of a Penn Stater” series featuring Maria Walls, who highlighted how college campuses lack resources for students with disabilities. On this account, there are many stories being featured such as coming out to friends and family, racism, and disabilities. The Student Life Committee handles production internally and reaches out to individuals who have stories to share.

Read Erin Whitten's full report here.

Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. We hope those of you on the East Coast had a good snow day yesterday. And we know our readers everywhere else are rolling their eyes so hard right now.