Liberals bent on trying to portray President Trump as an uncaring monster tried to spur outrage this weekend by releasing a video they claimed showed the president refusing to shake the outstretched hand of a handicap child as he shook the hands of everyone else around him. Take a look at the clip below:
Outrage spread like wildfire when versions of that clip went viral, sparking fury from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. The British author, who often criticizes Trump publicly and has said he’s more evil than her “Harry Potter” bad guy Voldemort, took to Twitter to express her fury.
“My mother used a wheelchair. I witnessed people uncomfortable around her disability but if they had a shred of decency they got over it,” she expressed in a now-deleted tweet. “So, yes, that clip of Trump looking deliberately over a disabled child’s head, ignoring his outstretched hand, has touched me on the raw. 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.”
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also helped spread the anger by retweeting Rowling’s tweets to her 1.8 million Twitter followers. But then the truth came out. A longer clip of the video was pointed out, showing Trump shaking the hand of the handicapped child before anyone else and appearing to say a few words to him.
The child’s mother also told a side of the story that critics refused to acknowledge. Daily Mail reporter Piers Morgan retweeted her message to Rowling on Chelsea’s Twitter page
In a now-deleted tweet, Chelsea gave a half apology, saying, “Hello Piers-I hadn’t seen the full video until now. I removed the retweet. And, the President who have shaken the boy’s hand at the end.”
After repeated calls by Morgan to delete her tweets and acknowledge the truth, Rowling finally gave an apology as well, which was markedly better than Chelsea’s.
What do you think of this? In June, Chelsea went on a self-righteous rant after failing to get a White House joke.