Courtesy of The Guardian:
Donald Trump has accused a New York Times reporter of “grandstanding about his disability” as he denied mocking the journalist’s condition during a campaign speech.
Trump escalated his attack on reporter Serge Kovaleski and demanded an apology from his paper after it accused the Republican frontrunner of ridiculing Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that affects joint movement.
“I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski [sic], is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence,” Trump said in a statement issued by his campaign on Thursday afternoon.
“Despite having one of the all-time great memories, I certainly do not remember him.
That is extraordinary because Trump said quite clearly before he mocked Kovaleski, “You’ve gotta see this guy.”
Trump went on to say…
“Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago – if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did,” Trump said. “He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”
Talk about having an inflated opinion of himself! Kovaleski has also stated the following:
“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” Kovaleski told the Times on Thursday. “I’ve interviewed him in his office. I’ve talked to him at press conferences.
“All in all, I would say around a dozen times I’ve interacted with him as a reporter while I was at the Daily News.”
I don’t think anyone is buying what Trump is selling. Trump most definitely knew him and was mocking him.
I’m waiting for Sarah Palin to spring up out of the woodwork and demand that Trump apologize for his actions. She won’t however because she is a nasty, rotten hypocrite. Do you remember when she said the following?
“Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities — and the people who love them — is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking,” Palin wrote.
The good news is that her stupid book is tanking.
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