CNN's Jake Tapper scolds Lara Trump for seemingly mocking Joe Biden's stutter in heated interview

Published Oct 18 2020 at 4:34 PM GMT
  • CNN's Jake Tapper cut off Lara Trump during a tense interview on State of the Union on Sunday after she dodged a question about appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter by claiming the Democratic presidential candidate is in "cognitive decline.
  • Tapper had aired a clip of Trump's daughter-in-law claiming that every time Biden speaks, "I'm like 'Joe, can ya get it out, let's get the words out, Joe.' You kinda feel bad for him.
  • Tapper asked Lara Trump in response, "How do you think it makes little kids with stutters feel when they see you make a comment like that?" Trump said she didn't know Biden had famously overcome a stutter, and pivoted to alleging his speech was evidence of "cognitive decline.
  • Tapper quickly interrupted: "I think you have absolutely no standing to diagnose somebody's cognitive decline," he told her, pointing out that "I'm sure it offends you" when people do the same to President Trump.
  • "I'm not diagnosing him," Trump protested.



  • Published Oct 18, 2020 4:34 PM GMT