The four-day Democratic Party’s convention offered star-studded appearances from prominent political personalities in the country to date. Among those who speak highly of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ about their contribution to the field of politics were the Obamas, the Clintons, and even JFK’s daughter and grandson. All of them know Joe Biden as a politician, with a colorful and interesting career, but there’s only one person who spoke that night, who understood Joe Biden the most, especially on matters that are difficult to utter.
In a moving speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, a 13-year-old boy told the nation how Joe Biden helped him overcome his stutter. https://t.co/q9KK71mIHK— The Associated Press (@AP) August 21, 2020
The thirteen-year-old Brayden Harrington, who met the former Vice President at his home state of New Hampshire during a campaign, made a courageous debut and shared how he and his friend Presidential candidate Joe Biden, shared a special connection after a backstage conversation. “He told me that we were members of the same club: We stutter. It was amazing to hear that someone like me became vice president,” Brayden shared.
Joe Biden has been very open and vocal about his lifelong struggle with his stutter, something others may be waiting to happen during his Thursday night acceptance speech, and that Trump’s supporter could use to call him “unfit” for the post.
Flashback to February: “Trump Mocks Joe Biden’s Stutter, Says He’s ‘Angry’ Because He ‘Can’t Get the Words Out’” https://t.co/0lPIdKlrW1— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 21, 2020
In an interview with CNN, Biden shared that he didn’t receive professional help to deal with his stutter. Instead, he practiced by reciting poetry in front of the mirror for hours with the support from his mother.
The teen acknowledged the significant role Biden pictures in this election and the world, especially for someone who stutters. He admitted that he made him feel confident about something that troubled him his whole life. For him, the newly nominated President is someone who cared for kids like him and someone that could make this country and the world a better place, "we're counting on you to elect Joe Biden," he added.