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Lara Trump appears to mock Biden’s stutter at campaign event: ‘Let’s get the words out, Joe’

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President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump appeared to mock former Vice President Joe Biden’s stutter during a “Women for Trump” event Tuesday in Iowa.

This article first appeared in Salon.

“I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden,” Lara Trump, who is the wife of Eric Trump, said. “I’m supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him, I’m like: ‘Joe, can you get it out? Let’s get the words out, Joe.’ You kinda feel bad for him. The problem is that’s their front-runner, guys, OK?”

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Biden has spoken about his struggles overcoming his childhood stutter in the past, opened up about them in a recent interview with The Atlantic. Author John Hendrickson pointed out to Biden that he still seems to struggle with his “r’s.”

“Well, I may. I-I-I-I-I haven’t thought I have,” Biden told Hendrickson. “But I-I-I-I don’t doubt there’s probably ways people could pick up that there’s something. But I don’t consciously think of it anymore.”

“I’m everybody’s target; they have to take me down. And so, what I found is—not anymore—I’ve found that it’s difficult to deal with some of the criticism, based on the nature of the person directing the criticism,” he added.

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Not long after the piece was published, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mocked Biden’s imitation of a child struggling with a speech impediment at a recent debate.

“I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about,” Sanders tweeted last month.

Biden shamed Sanders over the comment.

“I’ve worked my whole life to overcome a stutter,” he responded. “And it’s my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the same. It’s called empathy. Look it up.”

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Sanders apologized and deleted her tweet.

“I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable,” she wrote. “I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.”

Biden said at the debate that he frequently gives his personal phone number to people who speak to him about their struggles at campaign events.

“The little kid who said, ‘I-I-I-I can’t talk. Wh-wh-what do I do?'” he said. “I have scores of these young women and men who I keep in contact with.”

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Biden told The Atlantic that the childhood stutter was the “best thing that ever happened” to him.

“Stuttering gave me an insight I don’t think I ever would have had into other people’s pain,” he said.

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Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report

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On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.

Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9

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Right now Trump is at his Virginia golf club – and it’s his 365th day at one of his properties since becoming president

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Friday, July 3, 2020.

9:52 AM ET.

"The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA," the White House press pool reports.

To greet him were "a woman near the entrance holding a 'Trump is a Traitor' sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up."

While today is a federal holiday to observe Independence Day, many Americans are working, and many Americans – 11% as of Thursday's report – would like to be but are unemployed.

Today marks the President's 365th day at a Trump-owned property since he was sworn in on January 20, 2017. It's also his 273rd day at one of his golf resorts, according to CNN's Jim Sciutto.

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‘Your dad can’t read’: Internet quickly throws Trump Jr’s attack on Biden’s mental fitness back in his face

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On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. posted yet another ageist slight on former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness — a line of attack the Trump campaign has used on again and off again by citing examples of Biden trying to mask his childhood stutter.

Breaking news🚨🚨🚨: Biden releases his cognitive test. pic.twitter.com/YrKGO7xI0u

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2020

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