Did Trump Mock A Disabled Reporter?
Media Invented Lie About Trump Mocking Disabled Reporter
The Washington Post’s latest ugliness was to exploit the disability of a newspaper reporter in order to smear the Republican nominee for president. Then — and this is the least surprising part of the story — the Post lied about it.
Other than the subject of that paragraph — which I slyly switched from Trump to the media — that is an exact paraphrase of the Post’s opening lines from an editorial hawking the media’s most successful lie about Donald Trump: that he mocked a man for being disabled.
It was perfectly obvious that Trump was not mimicking any disability that Serge has, but I didn’t have the smoking gun to prove that the media were lying and knew they were lying. Now we have it.
A group called Catholics 4 Trump has posted a video clip of another part of that same speech, in which Trump imitates a flustered general. Guess what? He does the exact same arm flailing. In another speech, Trump pretended to be a timorous Ted Cruz.
Again, he does the exact same arm flailing.
First, here's a video of the reporter, so you can see his disability. Note that the reporter's hand seems to be a little small, and stuck in a certain position. Neither his arm, his hand, nor any other part of his body are spastic, waving around, or the like.
Now, here's a video of Trump making fun of Ted Cruz' disability (which, of course, Ted Cruz does not have).
Now, in this next video, you can see Trump make fun of a U.S. General using the same motions and voice inflections.
Neither the general nor Cruz is disabled. If a jury ever saw these videos, it would acquit Trump immediately. Trump’s impression of a groveling reporter is just like his imitation of a groveling general and just like his imitation of a groveling U.S. senator.
He’s like Rich Little that way: All his impressions look the same.
Perhaps Trump is not a subtle actor, but he’s utterly innocent of making fun of a disabled person.
Now consider the media’s role in manufacturing, and then protecting, this lie. Reporters were at Trump’s speech. They were filming it. They saw him do the identical imitation of a general during that same speech.
The media knew damn well that Trump does the arm-waving routine whenever he’s pretending to be a flustered person. But they never allowed the public to see the clip of Trump doing the same imitation of a general. That is proof that the media knew they were lying.AND THEN THERE'S THIS:
@AnnCoulter Proof that #MerylStreep mocked mentally challenged late night host. Sad. pic.twitter.com/JVZnnQy9rA— Wayne Sida (@neurosidafex) January 9, 2017