‘Pathetic’: Laken Riley’s Mom Blasts Biden For Not Even Getting Her Name Right
US President Joe Biden during a campaign event at Strath Haven Middle School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, US, on Friday, March 8, 2024. Biden predicted the Federal Reserve would soon cut rates, as the administration places greater emphasis on housing costs in its election fight against Donald Trump.
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The mother of Laken Riley — the 22-year-old Georgia nursing student who was brutally murdered allegedly by an illegal immigrant while she was out for a run last month — slammed President Joe Biden this week for botching her daughter’s name during his State of the Union speech.

“I’d, be, a winner —, not really,” Biden said at the start of the awkward moment during his Thursday night speech.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shouted at Biden to say Laken Riley’s name after she was allegedly murdered by a Venezuelan national who is an “active” gang member.

“Lincoln Riley!” Biden said. “An innocent young woman who was killed by an illegal. That’s right. But how many of the thousands of people being killed by illegals? To her parents, I say, my heart goes out to you having lost children myself. I understand.”

Following Biden’s remarks, Laken’s mother, Allyson Phillips, posted on social media: “Biden does not even KNOW my child’s name – it’s pathetic! If you are going to say her name (even when forced to do so) at least say the right name!”

Biden was accused of trying to minimize Laken Riley’s death by once again mentioning the death of his own son, Beau Biden, something that he often does when he is facing criticism over his policies and actions leading to disastrous outcomes, such as the 13 U.S. service members being killed during his withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan.

Former President Donald Trump addressed Laken Riley’s death last month when he visited the southern border in Texas with Governor Greg Abbott.

“The parents are devastated, and they’re incredible people,” Trump said. “This is a Joe Biden invasion. A Biden invasion. I call him crooked Joe… the most incompetent president we’ve ever had.”

“A beautiful 22-year-old nursing student from Georgia was barbarically attacked,” Trump continued. “She was on a morning run… she was a beautiful young woman. I spoke to her parents yesterday. They are incredible people. They are devastated beyond belief. She was so beautiful in so many ways.”

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