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Thu Nov 26, 2015, 10:47 AM

Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability



Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms.

The New York Times was offended. "We find it's outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters," a spokesperson told CNNMoney.

Trump's performance was prompted by a story Kovaleski had written in 2001 that refuted claims that thousands of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Kovaleski worked for the Washington Post in 2001 and investigated those reports immediately after the terror attack. His story concluded that the alleged celebrations by Muslims didn't happen.

Trump used an exaggerated voice and arm action as he pretended to be Kovaleski.

"Now the poor guy, you've got to see this guy: 'Uhh, I don't know what I said. I don't remember.'..... Trump knows Kovaleski and is aware of his physical appearance from the years when Kovaleski worked at the New York Daily News and frequently covered Trump.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/25/media/donald-trump-serge-kovaleski/index.html?sr=twnewday112615donald-trump-serge-kovaleski1035AMVODtopPhoto&linkId=19072949

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Reply Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability (Original post)
Rose Siding Nov 2015 OP
daleanime Nov 2015 #1
Rose Siding Nov 2015 #2
SusanaMontana41 Nov 2015 #4
SusanaMontana41 Nov 2015 #5
valerief Nov 2015 #3
zebonaut Nov 2015 #6
2naSalit Nov 2015 #12
jwirr Nov 2015 #7
Rose Siding Nov 2015 #8
jwirr Nov 2015 #9
liberalnarb Nov 2015 #10
The Jungle 1 Nov 2015 #11

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 10:50 AM

1. And this....guy....gets around 30% of the republican vote.....

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 11:02 AM

2. He's dangerous and they love him

This is a good article about one of his rallies-

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/us/politics/at-donald-trump-rally-ohio-students-become-part-of-a-lesson.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone

He starts the thing by telling the audience to turn around an look at the media, so they all turn around and boo. Ejected protesters get spit on and told that if they weren't filming they'd be slapped. He tells the fans his rallies are the most exciting because that happens.

He re-uses all of rhetoric that has been so thoroughly castigated. It's a real hate fest.

And they LOVE him.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:08 PM

4. Gary Tuchman did a piece on Trump rallies for CNN.

Trump kicks off every rally by demonizing reporters. Tuchman said during one rally, he turned around and saw several young white men who were screaming and shaking their fists at the press pool.

Tuchman said he'd covered many political campaigns, and never had seen anything like that.

I think it's safe to say Trump's supporters have been radicalized.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:11 PM

5. Scary shit.

They're not going anywhere.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 11:15 AM

3. As classy as his "fans".

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:11 PM

6. How many people are going to be beaten up by Trumps reckless Rethoric?

 

The Republican party must demand he step down. But they are silent

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Response to zebonaut (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 12:01 AM

12. There does seem to be a whisper/twitter campaign

labeling him as a fascist. The GOP are sacred to death of him.

http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/republicans-deploy-the-f-word-on-trump-574517315590

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:32 PM

7. You have to ask if he hits out at the press at every rally why

they are stupid enough to cover him when he does the same to over half of the country?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:42 PM

8. I'm sorta glad -Wouldn't want to turn my back on him.

I don't think the print media should either. It would suit me fine though if his TV invites just dried up.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:44 PM

9. Yes I didn't think about that but the press needs to show

the slime ball in his true light instead of laughing at him.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 07:06 PM

10. THIS GUY OF ALL PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE MAKING FUN OF ANYONE!!!!!!!

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 08:34 PM

11. Another great idea by Rump

Pissing of the NYT is not a good idea when you are seriously running for president.
Is he really serious or is this a rich man's perverted game.

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