Biden expresses shock that Trump considers attending Russia May Day event

Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE expressed surprise after he learned that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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 Devi HarrisBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Sanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate 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.