Trump NEVER Mocked Reporter’s Disability – CNN Anchor Exposes Media’s Fake News
Despite the corporate media lies, Trump NEVER mocked a reporter for his disabilities, the claim is completely fabricated. Trump didn’t even know who the reporter was..
As the corporate media continues to lie and attack Donald Trump from every avenue they can, Meryl Streep used her podium time in acceptance of a “Lifetime Achievement award” at the Golden Globes to attack to reinforce the fake news claim that trump mocked a disabled reporter.
The problem is, as former CNN anchor Piers Morgan just exposed, the media has completely fabricated the claim Donald Trump ever mocked the reporter for his disability in the first place.
Instead, Trump has made it clear ‘For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him groveling when he changed a 16 year old story that he had written to make me look bad”
Here’s the video explain the truth about the fake narrative pushed by the corporate media.
Bonus content from HNN’s Peir’s morgan coverage:
Second, Trump has always furiously denied – and has again today on Twitter – he was mocking the reporter’s disability and a Conservative website produced video evidence of numerous other instances where he made the exact same gesture to fully able-bodied people when attacking them. (See here and decide for yourself)
So did Trump REALLY mock reporter’s disability? Videos suggest that The Donald has a default impression for EVERYONE he mimics
- Last year Trump mocked a reporter by twitching and flailing his arms
- That reporter has a congenital disability that affects his arm movement
- Trump denied he was making fun of the reporter’s disability
- Videos of other Trump speeches show similar ‘impressions’ of others
- Ted Cruz, a bank president and a general all received similar treatment
Donald Trump was accused in November last year of mocking a disabled reporter – but videos of his other speeches suggest that he performs the same impression for whoever he mocks.
Trump mocked New York Times journalist Serge F Kovaleskiat a South Carolina rally by making twitching arm and face movements – which the disabled reporter took as a personal slight.
But pro-Trump website Catholics 4 Trump says that the Republican candidate has a long history of making similar gestures while mocking other people.
In the South Carolina rally, Trump mocked Kovaleski for what he saw as the reporter stepping away from an article he wrote on the 9/11 attacks in The Washington Post.
‘Now the poor guy, you ought to see this guy,’ Trump said, drawing his wrists up close to his chest and flailing around. ‘”Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!”‘
Kovaleski has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that has locked his right arm up against his chest in a similar position to the one Trump held.
He said Trump was mocking his disability; Trump denied knowing who Kovaleski was.
The reporter then said he was on first-name terms with Trump and had interviewed him around a dozen times over the past 30 years.
But videos from 2016, 2015 and 2005 and featured on Catholics 4 Trump, show Trump doing similar – albeit shorter and less involved – impressions on several other occasions.
A video from October 2015 has Trump talking about banking regulators.
‘When you see the president of the bank, I mention the word regulator-‘ he breaks off to perform the role of the bank president, hunching his shoulders and limply shaking his wrist and head.
Another clip, taken at the same rally Trump mocked Kovaleski, has Trump complaining about a general being asked about ISIS.
He performs similar – though more restrained – movements, waving his arms and shaking his head.
And in a clip from February this year, Trump mocks Ted Cruz for being a poor public speaker, again hunching his shoulders and shaking his arms.
The site also hosted an even earlier clip, from a 2005 Larry King interview, in which Trump pulls another limp-wristed posture while imagining how happy he would be to go on a two-week vacation.
Trump’s remarks about Kovaleski came as he defended his debunked claim that he saw ‘thousands’ of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
The candidate said this was ‘well covered’ in the media at the time, although no footage of such parties ever turned up.
In defense, Trump pointed to Kovaleski’s Washington Post article from September 18, 2001, in which the reporter said: ‘law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.’
Kovaleski later said: ‘I certainly do not remember anyone saying that thousands or even hundreds of people were celebrating. That was not the case, as best as I can remember.’
It was that remark that Trump mocked in his South Carolina speech.
General disaster: Trump also mocked a general at the same speech he poked fun at Kovalski, using similar speech patterns and mannerisms
As shown above, Trump makes the same gestures the media claims were mocking of a disabled reporter numerous times in the past going back to 2005, not as a mockery of disability but instead to indicate groveling, which is much like someone expressing humility over backpedaling by acting like a “fish out of water”.