Biden mocks Trump's attacks on Bette Midler: 'For God's sake!'

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Yang: Standing next to Biden on debate stage would help boost name recognition MORE slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE during a campaign speech in Iowa on Tuesday for responding to actress Bette Midler ahead of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

"On the D-Day ceremonies — the D-Day ceremonies — it was astounding to me that he was tweeting attacks on everybody, from the mayor of London to Bette Midler. He found time to go after Bette Midler, for God’s sake!" Biden said Tuesday, according to Mediaite.

Trump responded to Midler last week after she shared a quote falsely attributed to the president. The quote claimed Trump called Republicans "the dumbest group of voters in the country."


"Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make 'your great president' look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!" Trump wrote on June 4, the evening before he joined world leaders and the British royal family to commemorate D-Day.

Biden said Trump violated America’s "core values" at home and abroad with his jabs on Twitter.  

"No president has done something like that, for God’s sake," Biden said. "I mean, it’s bizarre, and it’s damaging."

Biden also called out Trump for his comments after the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. After protesters and counterprotesters clashed, Trump said there were "very fine people" in both groups.  

"No president of the United States, Democrat or Republican, has ever, ever, ever said something like that," Biden said.