Oh Sarah, ye of the smokey eye makeup that we weren’t supposed to criticize. Do you really think you can bully someone? Well, apparently you do.
Thursday evening, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was apparently watching the Democratic debate when former Vice Pres. Joe Biden started stuttering. So she pops off this tweet, which she later deleted.
Joe Biden, ever the gentleman, informed her that he’s been struggling all his life to overcome a stutter.
“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,” he said to Sanders in a tweet.
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. https://t.co/0kd0UJr9Rs
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 20, 2019
Apparently Sanders hasn’t read this Atlantic article.
His verbal stumbles have voters worried about his mental fitness. Maybe they’d be more understanding if they knew he’s still fighting a stutter.
Sanders eventually walked her bullying back and deleted the tweet, saying it was in no way mean to mock someone with a speech impediment. But then she deleted THAT tweet, which said this.
“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.”
Here’s the lame tweet we ended up with.
I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully. https://t.co/fbmVAqDoWI
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) December 20, 2019
I personally don’t think her apology is very sincere, either. Is there a respectful way to bully someone? Maybe Melania can get with Sarah and give her some #BeBest training.