Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized Thursday after viciously mocking Joe Biden’s stuttering in Thursday’s Democratic debate in a post that stunned the former vice president — and other critics.
Biden snapped back: “It’s called empathy. Look it up.”
After Sanders’ first message was flooded with furious responses, she insisted in a follow-up tweet that she “was not trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment.” Then she deleted the tweet. Then she apologized.
Biden, who has himself battled to overcome stuttering, was actually demonstrating a stutter during the debate. He said he keeps in touch with people who have reached out to him for help. “The little kid who said, ‘I-I-I can’t talk. Wh-wh-what do I do?’ I have scores of these young women and men who I keep in contact with,” he said.
Sanders initially reacted with a tweet reading: “I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about.”
She insisted in a tweet minutes later that she wasn’t “trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment.”
No one was having it, especially Biden.
That’s when Sanders apologized.
Maybe some of these tweets got to her:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.