On Friday, I wrote a blog titled “Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned, Classless Barroom Loudmouth”. In it, I excoriated Trump for his disgusting imitation of New York Times writer Serge Kovaleski\’s debilitating physical condition.
I stand by what I wrote then.
But it occurs to me that, as a matter of fairness, I should also point out the reason for Mr. Trump\’s anger at Mr. Kovaleski.
Here is what he wrote for the Washington Post, on September 18th – one week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“InJersey City, within hours of two jetliners\’ plowing into the World TradeCenter, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of peoplewho were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-styleparties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of theriver.”
Now, Kovaleski says he has no memory that this ever happened – a convenient case of amnesia for someone wanting to call Trump a liar.
So while Trump\’s reaction was that of a thin-skinned, classless barroom loudmouth, let\’s understand that Kovaleski is no innocent babe in the woods either.
Let me end by reminding you, as I did in a previous blog, that I remember those celebrations too. I remember them being reported on television. And, in speaking to other people, including people who would never vote for for Donald Trump in a million years, they remember them too.
Which means that these news venues have archives with such reports….which they are withholding.
Why would they do this – other than a dislike of Trump, coupled with complete lack of professionalism…and integrity?