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Did Arizona’s GOP governor make fun of Biden’s childhood stutter at Trump’s rally?

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News Video , at October 19, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , ,


At President Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ), a firm ally of the president, appeared to make fun of Joe Biden’s childhood stutter, according to The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman.

“J-J-Joe Biden is wrong for America!” said Ducey, putting emphasis on the fake speech impediment.

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Haberman later deleted the tweet and suggested it was not completely clear whether Ducey deliberately mocked Biden’s stutter, saying that it could just be a “reverb” effect.

However, some commenters on social media found that an implausible explanation.

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Biden’s stutter has been a lifelong struggle for him on the political stage. It has frequently caused him to miss or substitute words in speeches as he uses mental techniques to avoid it — a practice that some of his opponents have falsely tried to claim is evidence of senile dementia.

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