Trump denies mocking disabled reporter, demands apology

Trump denies mocking disabled reporter, demands apology
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There are any number of things that you’ll never get Donald Trump to apologize for, (okay… that includes pretty much everything) but now we have one more to add to the list. The Donald had previously made some statements about American Muslims cheering after the 9/11 attacks – along with Ben Carson, depending when you ask him – and he referenced work by New York Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski to support his claim. After Kovaleski backed off on parts of his original coverage and impressions of the events, Trump mocked him at one of his rallies. The way he did it, however, has drawn yet another round of massive media criticism. The reporter suffers from arthrogryposis, which restricts the movement of his limbs and Trump’s mocking included some hand gestures which the Times (and every media figure in the ensuing dog pile) concluded was a vulgar display, intentionally mocking Kovaleski’s disability. And apology was demanded yet again, but Trump came out on Thanksgiving and concluded that the New York Times actually owes him an apology. (Washington Post)

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