Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE on Wednesday shot back after President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE complained that Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice First presidential debate to cover coronavirus, Supreme Court Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (D-Calif.), was "nasty" to Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOvernight Health Care: US coronavirus deaths hit 200,000 | Ginsburg's death puts future of ObamaCare at risk | Federal panel delays vote on initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Trump says he'll make Supreme Court pick on Saturday MORE.

"Donald Trump has already started his attacks, calling Kamala 'nasty,' whining about how she's 'mean' to his appointees," Biden said at a campaign event to introduce Harris as his running mate.

"It’s no surprise because whining is what Donald Trump does best, better than any president in American history," Biden said. "Is anyone surprised Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman or strong women across the board?"

Trump, in his first public comments on Tuesday after Harris was announced as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, repeatedly bemoaned Harris's questioning of Kavanaugh during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 2018.

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"She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh — Judge Kavanaugh then, now Justice Kavanaugh," Trump said during a press briefing. "She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing. ... And I won't forget that soon."

The president later repeated that Harris was "very nasty" to Biden during the Democratic primary.

"She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden, and it's hard to pick somebody that’s that disrespectful," Trump said. "She said things during the debates, during the Democrat primary debates, that were horrible about Sleepy Joe, and I would think that he wouldn't have picked."

The president has invoked the term "nasty" throughout his presidency to describe women in particular. He used the term to describe Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college MORE during one of their debates in 2016, and he has applied it to Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleDoes Kamala Harris's music matter? Prince Harry and Meghan sign Netflix production deal 'The West Wing' cast to reunite for Michelle Obama's voter registration initiative MORE and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill MORE (D-Calif.).