Serge Kovaleski is a long-time journalist, currently working for the New York Times. Mr. Kovaleski has a condition called arthrogryopsis, the symptoms of which include physical deformity, and involuntary, “jerky” movements of his hands, arms and overall body.
Donald Trump did not like something that Kovaleski wrote. It had to do with an apparent about-face regarding whether there were Muslims celebrating 9/11 (his original piece, in 2001, suggested there were).
So Trump decided to stand in front of an audience and do a genuinely disgusting “imitation” of the way Mr. Kovaleski\’s condition causes his body to move.
Did I say disgusting? It was more than disgusting. I\’ll let you know when they invent the right word for it.
Here is a still picture of Serge Kovaleski, and Trump “imitating” him:
And here it is on video
, as shown during MSNBC\’s Morning Joe show, complete with Joe Scarborough laughing as he does it (which Scarborough damn well ought to be ashamed of).
But now, after putting on this sick display right in front of our faces, Trump claims he never did any such thing, he doesn\’t know the journalist, and that he is owed an apology.
Trump is telling us we did not see what we saw with our own eyes. That we are all a bunch of complete idiots.
His exact words:
“Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago – if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did. He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”
I don\’t care how many things Donald Trump has said that some people like to hear. Is this the kind of man you would want anywhere near the White House? This thin-skinned, classless barroom loudmouth?
I know I don\’t. And I would never vote for him. Not even against Hillary Clinton.
Please, Republicans, don\’t make me prove that I mean what just wrote.