Joe Biden stutters while saying 'escalation' during speech, Internet tells him 'take your time, President'

The president's stutter often always makes news as many of his doubters use it to criticize him


                            Joe Biden stutters while saying 'escalation' during speech, Internet tells him 'take your time, President'
US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress (Getty Images)
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The fact that President Joe Biden has a stutter is no secret. During some public appearances, this stutter is prominent. He himself is very vocal about the stutter and doesn't shy from addressing it. Even during his latest address to Congress on April 28 he reportedly made a few errors, but the one that had most of social media talking was when he fumbled over the word "escalation" when speaking about Russia.

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"With regard to Russia, I made very clear to Putin that we're not going to seek escalation, excuse me," he said, taking a while to get over the final word of the sentence. And many on social media were quick to point it out. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief, posted a video of a Russian journalist who posted the video of the moment online. 

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US President Joe Biden speaks to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the US Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

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"I made very clear to President Putin that while we don't seek escalation, their actions have consequences if they turn out to be true," he said, adding, "And they turned out to be true," the president was talking regarding the sanctions the country put in place on Russia weeks ago. Earlier this month, the US reportedly fired on Moscow with a number of sanctions regarding allegations of meddling in US elections, human rights abuses and cyberattacks on American networks.

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Social media reacts

Biden has a stutter that he is reportedly very vocal about. He hopes that young, impressionable kids and those who live with stutters can overcome their fear of public speaking. But the president's stutter often always makes news as many of his doubters use it to criticize him. 

It was a similar situation this time around too. "Such a sad time too, the man can barley complete a full sentence, and his news conference's are all hand picked for him," one said. To which another user clarified, "He has a flipping STUTTER. He speaks very well for a person with that HEALTH AFFLICTION. At least he has a vocabulary higher than that of a third grader. Hearing him speak, stutter and all, is SO REFRESHING."

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But his critics wouldn't shy away. "The way @KamalaHarris nods her head as @JoeBiden stumbles and stutters all over the map reading his teleprompter is like a kindergarten teacher coaching a 5 year old through pronouncing a 4 syllable word. #JointAddress," one tweeted. Another said, "Joe Biden talking about reform and injustice in America is like Bill Gates giving medical advice! Joe, did you forget your 1994 Crime Bill?! You’re a disgrace and unbearable for the lies you spew with every stutter #bidentheclown #crimebillBiden #wearedoomed."

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But not his supporters who, going by their tweets, are proud of how far he has come. One tweeted in his support saying, "Take your time, President!".

"I loved Joe Biden’s “excuse me” when he stuttered a bit over a word or two. He’s got a stutter, he’s worked for years to speak clearly and, occasionally, it slips out. A brief moment to gather his words again & back to it. Good stuff," one user pointed out. Along similar lines, another user tweeted, "Every time I hear @JoeBiden stumble over his words, as we all do, I remember he’s spent a lifetime working to overcome a stutter, and I’m impressed all over again. Then I remember his relationship w/ Brayden Harrington, who also has a stutter, and I get verklempt all over again." Yet another said, "I keep thinking how much it means to everyone who grew up with a stutter to see Joe Biden standing in Congress delivering a speech to 300 million people. Means a lot to me at least."

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