Anne Coulter is famous for saying horribly offensive things, which is why she and Trump are a match made in heaven. In her new book, In Trump We Trust, E Pluribus Awesome!, Coulter described Trump’s infamous mocking of disabled reporter, Serge Kovaleski, as “doing a standard retard.”
According to the Washington Post:
‘Coulter wrote in her book, released last week, that Trump was not making fun of Kovaleski’s specific symptoms — he has arthrogryposis, which visibly limits flexibility in his arms — but rather “was doing a standard retard, waving his arms and sounding stupid.”‘
Coulter and those who agree with her views typically deride a “PC culture” that frowns upon referring to folks with disabilities using offensive names. The rest of the world would simply define refraining from using terms like “retard” as behaving like a human being, but that might be a bit of a stretch for Anne Coulter.
Coulter went so far as to use the offensive excuse for Trump’s behavior to say that she can “prove” that Trump never mocked Kovaleski.
‘Something I didn’t know when I wrote the book, and I’m writing about it in tonight’s column: It is absolutely an outrageous, despicable, deliberate lie that the media has told about Donald Trump mocking a disabled person. He would not do that. He said he would not do that. And the proof positive of this is in the exact same speech, he did the exact same imitation of a general. And the media knew that, and they will not show us that clip. He has done the exact same imitation of Ted Cruz, flailing his arms. This is how Donald Trump does an imitation of a flustered, cowardly person or a frightened person.’
Actually, the two incidents that Coulter describes in her quest to paint all Trump’s woes on the campaign trail as being perpetrated by the “liberal media” looked quite different. His movements while talking about the general did not include drawing up his right arm in the same manner that Kovaleski is forced to do.
Donald Trump absolutely did mock Serge Kovaleski and Anne Coulter absolutely did refer to people with developmental delays as “retards.”
If they’re going to be horrible people, why not just own it?
For video of Coulter being interviewed by Bloomberg Politics, in which she clarifies her statement from the book, see video below:
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