Sarah Sanders Mocked Joe Biden’s Stutter, An Issue He’s Had Since Childhood
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders immediately took heat on social media Thursday night after mocking Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for emulating a stutter during the primary debate, according to The Daily Beast.
The former vice president dealt with a speech impediment as a child, which he has admitted spending his entire life overcoming, and during the debate, he mimicked the stutter of a child who had once come up to him saying, “I can’t talk.”
Just moments later on Twitter, Sanders tweeted: “I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about. #DemDebate.”
The Republican has since deleted the tweet and issued an apology to Biden, but initially Sanders responded by saying her tweet was not about stuttering: “To be clear was not trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment. Simply pointing out I can’t follow much of anything Biden is talking about.”
Biden responded after the debate, tweeting, “I’ve worked my whole life to overcome a stutter. And it’s my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the same. It’s called empathy. Look it up.”
After deleting the original tweet, Sanders replied to Biden on Twitter, writing: “I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.”