The mother of the disabled child that JK Rowling falsely claimed the President ignored has criticized the author.
Rowling, in a series of tweets, claimed on Friday the President was “looking deliberately over a disabled child’s head, ignoring his outstretched hand.”
To support her claim, Rowling shared a video that was conveniently edited to leave out the part where Trump spent several minutes with said disabled child.
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The Daily Telegraph reports that someone claiming to be the mother of the child has now come forward to further dispute the author’s claims.
“Ummmm…if someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn’t snub my son & Monty wasn’t even trying to shake his hand. (1. He’s 3 and hand shaking is not his thing, 2. he was showing off his newly acquired secret service patch). Thanks,” the woman wrote on Facebook.
Rowling had written: “Trump imitated a disabled reporter. Now he pretends not to see a child in a wheelchair, as though frightened he might catch his condition.”
“This monster of narcissism values only himself and his pale reflections. The disabled, minorities, transgender people, the poor, women (unless related to him by ties of blood, and therefore his creations) are treated with contempt, because they do not resemble Trump.”
“My mother used a wheelchair. I witnessed people uncomfortable around her disability, but if they had a shred of decency they got over it,” claimed the author. “So, yes, that clip of Trump looking deliberately over a disabled child’s head, ignoring his outstretched hand, has touched me on the raw.”
“That man occupies the most powerful office in the free world and his daily outrages against civilised [sic] norms are having a corrosive effect,” she continued. “How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the President.”
Rowling has been criticized heavily for not retracting her statement, even in light of the mother’s rebuking.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 30, 2017
— Tim Montgomerie ن (@montie) July 30, 2017
I'm not squirming.
But I will keep on this until she deletes those tweets. Using a disabled boy to falsely smear someone is disgraceful. https://t.co/HpXXjXcO58
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 30, 2017
I don't get involved in this stuff. But this platform you're using with a completely false narrative is rather appalling
— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) July 31, 2017
How stunning and how horrible that your Tweet is full of lies and you know it and you are not retracting or apologizing. Shame on you!!
— 💎 Gem 💎 (@GemMar333) July 31, 2017
I'm no Trump supporter, but what you did is fuelling ignorance. You should do the decent thing and apologise, or at least tweet a correction
— Oliver (@sglodionaselsig) July 31, 2017
The Daily Telegraph