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Biden expresses shock that Trump considers attending Russia May Day event

Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE expressed surprise after he learned that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE was thinking about attending Russia's May Day event next year

After being told the news by a reporter, Biden said "Are you serious?" according to a clip posted Saturday by CNN

"You're kidding me," the former vice president added. "Are you joking?"

Trump indicated Friday that he would like to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation to the May Day Parade in Moscow, but said he might not because it is during the presidential campaign season. 

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“It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war,” Trump told reporters. “I appreciate the invitation. It’s right in the middle of the political season.”

White House hopeful Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.) also jabbed at Trump over the matter, tweeting, "Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail."

Trump has faced scrutiny over his relationship with Russia, including after he said it was "possible" he would invite Putin to next year's Group of Seven summit.

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election also found that  Russia aimed to help Trump win the contest, but did not establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow.