Trump needles Biden over claims: 'Are you having a good time, Joe?'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who has faced numerous allegations of inappropriate conduct with women, tweaked former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival, Tuesday night over allegations that the longtime Delaware senator made women uncomfortable with his touching.

"Our former vice president. I don't know him well," Trump said at a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington. "Was gonna say, welcome to the world, Joe. You having a good time, Joe? Are you having a good time?"

Trump also said he considers most of the Democrats running for president to be socialists, but not Biden, and appeared intent on exploiting suggestions this week that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, might be behind the recent allegations against Biden.

"The socialists are really taking care of him," Trump said.

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Nevada Democrats' early vote rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
NEWARK, DE - JANUARY 20: Former Vice President Joe Biden attends the Erie BayHawks v the Delaware 87ers NBA G-League game on January 20, 2018 at the Bob Carpenter Center - University of Delaware in Newark, Deleware. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, host the Biden Cancer Summit Welcome Reception at Intercontinental Hotel on September 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The D.C. Summit is the flagship event of more than 450 Biden Cancer Community Summits convening on September 21, all focused on improving the cancer journey for patients, their families, and caregivers. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden, center, is introduced by Connecticut candidate for governor Ned Lamont, left, as U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, right, and candidate for congress Jahana Hayes, back, look on at a rally for Democrats in Hartford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Former Vice President Joe Biden looks on during the celebrations after the Philadelphia Eagles win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden and 27th Congressional District Democratic candidate Nate mcMurray campaign and greet workers and patrons in a restaurant, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Lancaster N.Y. A law enforcement official said a suspicious package addressed to former President Joe Biden were intercepted at Delaware mail facilities in New Castle and Wilmington and were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and CNN. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and 27th Congressional District Democratic candidate Nate McMurray campaign and greet workers and patrons at Olive Tree restaurant, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Lancaster N.Y. A law enforcement official said a suspicious package addressed to former President Joe Biden were intercepted at Delaware mail facilities in New Castle and Wilmington and were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and CNN. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Former Vice President Joe Biden and 27th Congressional District Democratic candidate Nate mcMurray campaign and greet workers and patrons in a restaurant, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Lancaster N.Y. A law enforcement official said a suspicious package addressed to former President Joe Biden were intercepted at Delaware mail facilities in New Castle and Wilmington and were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and CNN. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Sen. Bill Nelson, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden respond to cheering supporters as Biden headlined a rally for Democrats in downtown Orlando, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Floridians go to the polls for the mid-term election in two weeks. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Former Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) during a campaign rally held at the University of South Florida Campus Recreation Building on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The rally was held to support U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum as they run against their Republican opponents. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 20: Democratic candidate for Nevada's 3rd House District Susie Lee (L) is greeted by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a rally at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 as Biden campaigns for Nevada Democratic candidates on October 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early voting for the midterm elections in Nevada begins today. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
FULLERTON, CA - OCTOBER 04: Former Vice President Joe Biden, center, shares a laugh with congressional candidates, Katie Porter, left, and TJ Cox, right, at the conclusion of Biden's speech at a rally for California Democratic House candidates competing for GOP-held seats at the Titan Student Union on the campus of Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton on Thursday, October 4, 2018 . (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden headlines the 22nd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Roberta McCain, mother of Senator John McCain, is escorted into the National Cathedral by former Vice President Joe Biden before the funeral of her son in Washington, D.C. on September 1, 2018. (Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Pallbearers (L-R) former US Defense Secretary William Cohen, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former US Vice President Joe Biden and actor Warren Beatty participate in a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the memorial service for the late US Senator John McCain at the North Phoenix Baptist Church, August 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Matt YORK / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MATT YORK/AFP/Getty Images)
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - JULY 17: Joe Biden (L), Former Vice president of the United States of America is accompanied by Matthew Swift (R), Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Concordia during the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit day 2 at Agora Bogota Convention Center on July 17, 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images for Concordia Americas Summit)
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - JULY 17:Joe Biden, Former Vice President, United States of America, speaks during main speech as part of the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit day 2 at Agora Bogota Convention Center on July 17, 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Ivan Valencia/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - JUNE 07: Former Mayor of Louisville Kentucky and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama White House Jerry Abramson interviews 47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden during 'The American Promise' Tour at Whitney Hall on June 7, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden, right, hugs Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray during a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: Former US Vice President Joe Biden, Igor Kochetkov and Elena Milashina attend the Freedom House 2018 Annual Awards Dinner on May 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Freedom House)
Joe Biden, 47th vice-president of the United States, delivers a speech in the Carfagno Lecture series about public service and leadership to students, faculty and community members at Saint Josephs University in Philadelphia, PA, on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Actor Matt McGorry attend the Biden Courage Awards Presented by It's On Us at the Russian Tea Room on April 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for It's On Us)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 6: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Lamb is running in a tight race for the vacated seat of Congressman Tim Murphy against Rick Saccone. President Donald Trump plans to visit Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District March 10, 2018 in a bid to help Saccone. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 6: Former Vice President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh in support of Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb (L) Tuesday March 6, 2018 at the Union Carpenters Training Center in Pittsburgh. Lamb is running in a tight race for the vacated seat of Congressman Tim Murphy against Rick Saccone. President Donald Trump plans to visit Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District March 10, 2018 in a bid to help Saccone. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - JANUARY 31: Former Vice President Joe Biden, right, joined by former Sen. George Mitchell, left, speaks Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Portland, Maine as during an event as part of national a book tour for Biden. (Staff Photo by Joel Page/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
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Biden and his camp have adamantly denied that he did anything inappropriate following allegations by Nevada politician Lucy Flores, who wrote last week that he had put his hands on her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed the back of her head during a campaign event five years ago and Amy Lappos, a former aide to Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., who said Monday that Biden had touched her face and rubbed noses with her a decade ago.

"In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort," Biden said in a statement released Sunday. "And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention. I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear."

In October 2016, an outtake video surfaced of Trump — who has been accused by multiple women of various forms of sexual misconduct — bragging about aggressive behavior with women.

"I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," Trump said in the video from between takes during filming of an "Access Hollywood" episode.

The video jolted his campaign just weeks before the November election that year, but it did not end up costing him the presidency.

Biden, who served as vice president for eight years under President Barack Obama and as a senator from Delaware for 36 years before that, is considering a run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said Tuesday that his team had not pressured women to come forward.

"Neither the Bernie Sanders campaign, nor anyone involved in it, planted, planned, persuaded, cajoled or otherwise urged Lucy Flores or anyone else to tell their story," Shakir told The Daily Beast. "Full stop, period, end of sentence. I don't want to hear it. We didn't play a role."

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