NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 3:33 PM
Now, he’s even trumped himself.
Donald Trump’s marathon of meanness reached a new low when the presidential candidate mocked a reporter’s physical handicap during a campaign rally.
“Now the poor guy, you ought to see the guy,” Donald Trump said, mimicking reporter Serge Kovaleski. “‘Uhh, I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember.’ ”
Trump, speaking to supporters in South Carolina on Tuesday, was defending his remarks about Muslims in Jersey City supposedly celebrating 9/11 when he called out reporter Serge Kovaleski — whose Washington Post article Trump quoted.
Kovaleski, who now works for The New York Times, said recently he didn’t remember “thousands, or even hundreds, of people celebrating.”
“Now the poor guy, you ought to see the guy,” Trump said, mimicking the reporter. “‘Uhh, I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember.’ ”
As he spoke, Trump gyrated his arms, mocking Kovaleski’s movements. Kovaleski, who once worked at the Daily News, suffers from arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that limits the movement of the joints and weakens the muscles around them.
“We think it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters,” a Times spokeswoman said.
Meanwhile, Trump is reportedly annoying reporters by requiring that journalists who hear nature’s call while covering his campaign rallies be escorted from the news “pen” to bathrooms.
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