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Lara Trump denies mocking Joe Biden's stutter, suggests cognitive decline

Lara TrumpLara TrumpLara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' Clear signs Trump intends to run in 2024 Lara Trump lost her best opportunity — if she ever really wanted it MORE on Sunday denied mocking Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting MORE's speech, and instead suggested that the former vice president may be experiencing a cognitive decline.

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the president's daughter-in-law, who serves as a senior campaign adviser, was pressed by Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperPolice investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide Mississippi governor: Biden goal of 70 percent of US vaccinated by July 4 is 'arbitrary' Energy secretary: Adversaries have capability of shutting down US power grid MORE about an event in January during which she appeared to ridicule the way in which Biden speaks.

"Every time he’s on stage and they turn to him, I’m like, ‘Joe, can you get it out? Let’s get the words out, Joe,’" she said on stage at the time.

She said on Sunday that she “had no idea” that Biden had ever struggled with a stutter and then suggested that his way of speaking was indicative of cognitive decline.

“I think what we see with Joe Biden, Jake, is very clearly a cognitive decline. That’s what I’m referring to. It makes me uncomfortable to watch somebody on stage search for questions and try and figure out an answer.”

Tapper quickly noted that many people had diagnosed her father-in-law from afar and said that she had no standing to do the same to Biden.

In the same interview, Trump made light of President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE’s criticism Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerWhitmer vetoes bill exempting graduations from crowd limits Whitmer proposes using 0M of virus aid to boost minimum wage Women are saving our democracy — and being attacked for it MORE (D), whom the FBI recently said was the target of a kidnapping plot. The crowd at a Trump rally in Michigan late Saturday chanted the phrase “Lock her up!,” which has been heard at his rallies since 2016, when he ran against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison Monica Lewinsky signs production deal with 20th TV Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE. "Lock 'em all up," the president responded on Saturday.

”I would like to show people my social media and the threats against me, the threats against my children,” said when asked about the rally on CNN

Tapper then stressed that Biden, unlike the president, was not making similar calls for attacks on political opponents. When Tapper once again pressed Lara Trump, she said, “He wasn’t doing anything to provoke people to threaten this woman at all," referring to the president. "He was having fun at a Trump rally.”

--Updated at 11:53 a.m.