Biden responds to Sullenberger op-ed: 'There's a lot of kids who I bet needed to hear it'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE on Sunday responded on Twitter to a column by Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in which the retired pilot condemned mockery of Biden’s stutter.

“Thank you @Captsully for sharing your story. There’s a lot of kids who I bet needed to hear it. Being different isn’t a barrier to success,” Biden tweeted Sunday. “It can give you the strength to save lives in a crash landing — or even run for President.”

"Stop. Grow up. Show some decency. People who can’t have no place in public life," Sullenberger, most famous for successfully landing US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009, wrote in the New York Times, shortly after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE’s daughter-in-law Lara TrumpLara Lea TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats demand answers over Russian interference bulletin | Google Cloud wins defense contract for cancer research | Cyberattack disrupts virtual classes Lara Trump campaigns with far-right activist candidate Laura Loomer in Florida Sunday shows - Democrats target Trump as violence flares MORE seemingly mocked the former vice president’s speech impediment.

Sullenberger concluded the op-ed on a similar note to Biden’s, addressing children with such impediments. "You are fine, just as you are. You can do any job you dream of when you grow up,” he wrote. "You can be a pilot who lands your plane on a river and helps save lives, or a president who treats people with respect, rather than making fun of them."