Sarah Huckabee Sanders may no longer be part of Donald Trump’s White House, but on Thursday night she reminded us that she’s still as much of a vile piece of crap as ever. During the Democratic 2020 primary debate, Sanders posted a tweet about Joe Biden that was so profoundly offensive and deranged, she received so much pushback that she ended up having to delete it and apologize.
Joe Biden has been open about the fact that he’s spent his life working to overcome a stutter. During the 2020 election cycle, major news outlets have done entire exposes on Biden’s stutter. If you’re so deeply involved in politics that you’re a recent former White House official like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know full well about Biden’s stutter. So she knew precisely what she was doing when she posted this tweet during the 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 received immediate widespread pushback, to the point that her tweet was being ratioed with negative comments that far exceeded the number of likes she was receiving. After the debate, Joe Biden himself fired back: “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.”
Sometime after this, Sarah Huckabee Sanders deleted her tweet. She then posted this response to Biden: “I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.” That’s well and nice, but we’re pretty sure she’s lying as usual. Are we really supposed to believe that her “I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave” was somehow not in reference to his stutter.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report