Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump just can’t stop himself. He’s a repeat offender in mocking someone’s physical disability.
The bully-billionaire hotel magnate – who was obviously never hugged as a child – cited a story written by Serge Kovaleski to back up his claim that Muslims were dancing in the streets and on rooftops in New Jersey after the World Trade Center fell during the terrorist attack on 9/11/2001. Kovaleski denies making that claim.
In addition, to verify his widely-debunked claim, Trump is using Alex Jones’ site to make him appear more credible. Donald Trump isn’t just a birther – he’s also a 9/11 truther. Jones’ site pushes the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job.
The Republican frontrunner is now saying he was not mocking Koveleski’s handicap – which clearly is a lie. He’s now saying that the reporter is using his disability to ‘grandstand’ and should get back to work.
This is nothing new for Donald Trump. He’s been down this road before.
Earlier this year, Donald Trump mocked a conservative critic for being paralyzed during an interview with NBC News.
According to The Daily Beast, Trump was asked about columnist Charles Krauthammer, who is paralyzed from the waist down, and had called Trump a “rodeo clown.”
After Trump was criticized by Krauthammer and National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg, he said, “I went out, I made a fortune, a big fortune, a tremendous fortune… bigger than people even understand,” he said just before discussing his plan to release financial statements.
“Then I get called by a guy that can’t buy a pair of pants, I get called names?”
As for Trump’s link to Infowars, Alex Jones’ site claims the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary was a hoax, FEMA is setting up concentration camps and Andrew Breitbart was assassinated to prevent the release of damaging information about President Barack Obama, according to Think Progress.
In fact, Infowars’ article doesn’t support Trump’s claim that thousands of Muslims were celebrating on 9/11/2001. It cites a woman who claims she saw a “pocket” of Muslims celebrating. So ‘a woman’ said a thing therefore, it must be true.
What’s even more disconcerting than Trump’s remarks, is that with every biting, disparaging comment, his poll numbers rise.
American Conservatives are getting their kicks out of Trump dehumanizing Americans. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s almost as if they hate this country.
We have a President who takes criticism exceedingly well. Trump, who conservatives believe to be tough, is so thin-skinned that one remark against him and he lashes out, mocking their appearance as if he has any room to talk with that unidentified alien life form attached to his head.
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