Not much has been heard of Sarah Huckabee Sanders since she left the White House in early June. The former White House Press Secretary had hinted at a potential run for Arkansas’ governorship, but that has yet to materialize.
Sanders did reappear on social media during last night’s Democratic debate, mocking Joe Biden for a moment where he stuttered. The former Trump mouthpiece was eviscerated on Twitter by many including Biden himself.
In a since deleted tweet the former Press Secretary tweeted, “I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about.” The tweet was obviously a reference to Biden’s occasional stutter.
remember when there was a whole news cycle about how a comedian should've been nicer to sarah huckabee sanders? pic.twitter.com/oLR5CZUapc
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) December 20, 2019
Condemnation came swiftly for Sanders. Bloomberg News’ Jennifer Epstein wrote, “Biden has worked to overcome stuttering his whole life and he was invoking all the stuttering kids he comes across on the campaign trail.”
Biden has worked to overcome stuttering his whole life and he was invoking all the stuttering kids he comes across on the campaign trail. https://t.co/LjZBc326Vn
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 20, 2019
Former Virginia congressional candidate Hassan Ahmad replied, “Classy. This is why you get kicked out of restaurants.”
This is why you get kicked out of restaurants. https://t.co/pHdhT9aeEb
— Hassan Ahmad (@HMAesq) December 20, 2019
But the best response to Sander’s mockery may have come from Biden himself. He tweeted, “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.”
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
Sanders later backtracked on her offensive tweet with an attempt at an apology. She replied, “I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.”
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