During a “Women for Trump” event in Iowa this Thursday, President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, seemingly mocked Joe Biden’s speech impediment and suggested the Democrats are in big trouble having him as a front runner in the 2020 election.
“Every time he comes on stage and they turn to him, I’m like, Joe can you get it out, let’s get the words out, Joe,” Trump said. “You kinda feel bad for him.”
According to Trump, who is the wife of President Trump’s son Eric, Biden’s frontrunner status is a result of the Democrats being “desperate.”
“That is why they have tried since the day he came down the escalator to stop Donald Trump,” she said, referencing the 2015 moment when Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy.
Biden’s struggles with speech are well known, and he’s had the issue since he was a child. He described his experiences with having a speech impediment to The Atlantic recently.
Watch Lara Trump make her comments about Biden in the video below:
Lara Trump on the Dem field/debate "I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden…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.' …The problem is that's their front runner" pic.twitter.com/oJgXRkIHbJ
— Adam Brewster (@adam_brew) January 17, 2020
WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama
Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.
According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."
Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.
Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.
Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.
Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.
Lebanon information minister resigns over Beirut blast
Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.
?After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,? she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.
A number of MPs also submitted their resignations a day earlier due to the explosions.
On Saturday afternoon, thousands took to streets in downtown Beirut in anti-government protests that demand the overhaul of the political system, days after massive explosions.