'You’re not a good person': Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed for mocking Joe Biden's stutter
Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is being highly-criticized after she mocked Joe Biden’s stuttering during Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate.
The former Vice President, who grew up with a stutter he has worked his entire life to control, was actually emulating a child who he said came up to him, saying “I can’t talk.”
Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter in an apparent attempt to disparage Biden.
“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,” Sanders tweeted.
Biden quickly responded.
I’ve worked my whole life to overcome a stutter. And it’s my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the sa… https://t.co/tSTdEejvie— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1576813340
Huckabee Sanders deleted her tweet, claiming she was “trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment.”
It appears few believe her.
Prominent technology business journalist Kara Swisher:
I have to say @SarahHuckabee is truly a shitty human being for tweeting this. https://t.co/riedFrqKMb— Kara Swisher (@Kara Swisher) 1576813381
Another person on Twitter reminded Swisher of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner:
@carriekosicki @SarahHuckabee @michelleisawolf She was dead on correct.— Kara Swisher (@Kara Swisher) 1576813707
A former CIA officer:
Mocking Biden who overcame a stutter. You can take a woman out of the Trump White House but you can’t take the Tru… https://t.co/8jFsIelN00— 🌻 Emily Brandwin 🌻 (@🌻 Emily Brandwin 🌻) 1576815176
Global News’ national reporter:
That’s gross. https://t.co/QWHXygoSbJ— Michael Armstrong (@Michael Armstrong) 1576815452
First Trump’s cruelty toward the Dingells and now Sarah Sanders mocking Biden’s stutter. Aren’t we all sick of this… https://t.co/DvuJgOJu6j— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob) 1576814767
The people of Arkansas may elect you but God will never a welcome someone as cruel as you Into his kingdom. Have f… https://t.co/2CDPa5dr1A— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1576814093
Please read this article, @SarahHuckabee: https://t.co/x7CkjO2vDc— Jeffrey Goldberg (@Jeffrey Goldberg) 1576814925
Here’s prominent journalist Soledad O’Brien, who is the chairwoman of Starfish Media Group:
Congratulations to the @fulbrightboard on your newest member! Well done! What a role model! https://t.co/qMw7UA0Mmk— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien) 1576815282
This refugee/Trans advocate notes that Huckabee Sanders is actually a Fulbright Board member:
Indeed, here’s Huckabee Sanders’ Twitter bio in which she mentions it:
“Christian. Wife. Mom to three. Former Press Sec for @realdonaldtrump. @foxnews contributor. Presidential appointee @fulbrightboard. Traveler. Arkansan.”
Huckabee Sanders later apologized but did not admit she was mocking Biden – which also was not well-received:
@SarahHuckabee So, mocking stuttering would have been okay if Biden didn’t stutter? You know, Sarah, I saw you las… https://t.co/naXELwNfCS— email@example.com (@firstname.lastname@example.org) 1576815551