.@jaketapper just had @LaraLeaTrump on for no other reason than to ask a series of "Why are you and your father-in-law such terrible human beings?" questions. He played the tape of Brayden Harrington, the young man with a stutter who spoke at the virtual DNC convention, then...
played a tape of Lara saying she tenses up when Biden is asked a question, waiting for him to "get it out." Tapper then asked Lara "How do you think it makes little kids with stutters feel when they see you make a comment like that?" Lara responded by asserting that she was...
...speaking to what she sees as Biden's cognitive decline, which gave Tapper the vapors - he reacted as if Biden's obvious cognitive decline hasn't been a subject of widespread discussion in the media, on his own network, and discussed by Dem presidential candidates and...
...pundit panels on @CNN throughout the Dem debates. "I think that you were mocking his stutter - yeah. I think that you were mocking his stutter and you have absolutely no standing to diagnose someone's cognitive decline."

Biden doesn't have a stutter. He says that he had a...
...stutter when he was a child, but we've all been watching Joe Biden give speeches, debate opponents, speak on the senate floor, question witnesses in hundreds of committee meetings for 47 years - no sign of a stutter. Ever.

So for Tapper to declare that Lara Trump making...
the same observation made by Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Andrea Mitchell, et al, and millions of Americans with the ability to see and hear today's Biden compared to the non-stuttering Biden we've see for 47 years - for him to declare that she was "mocking his stutter" is...
...ad hominem hackery of the highest (lowest?) order. His unprofessional, adolescent ambush will be exalted by his Dem and media colleagues as a "push back" and a "roast" of Lara Trump's "offensive" comments on Biden's decline. None of them will share their private agreement...
...with her comments on the obvious, in-your-face, unquestionable cognitive decline of their presidential candidate - they will take the cowardly route and pile on, all the while knowing, as does Jake, that this has nothing to do with a stutter that disappeared 60 years ago.

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