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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed the sexual assault allegation made against him for the first time on MSNBC.

USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, told Megyn Kelly in her first on-camera interview since Biden publicly denied her claim that she wishes he would drop out of the race.

“I wish he would (withdraw from the race),” Reade said. “But he won’t. But I wish he would. That’s how I feel emotionally.”

Reade has also secured the services of a law firm that has represented women who accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Reade sat down Thursday with Kelly, the former Fox News host, for an interview produced by Rich McHugh,…