Rowling apologizes after tweets saying Trump ignored disabled boy


Author JK Rowling has apologised for incorrectly accusing Donald Trump of ignoring a disabled boy. The clip has been deleted and an unedited version released by the White House showed the president greeting the child.

Rowling didn't apologise to Mr Trump himself.

After word of Rowling's tweets spread, the boy's mother came to Trump's defence in an effort to set the record straight following the author's inaccurate portrayal of White House events.

She also apologized on Twitter to the three-year-old Montgomery Weer and his family though she did not extend the same courtesy to Trump. I very clearly expressed its concern at the dismissive attitudes toward people with disabilities that I noticed in that video.

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J.K. Rowling, however, refused to apologize to Donald Trump, who was the main subject of her outcry.

Rowling continued: "That man occupies the most powerful office in the free world and his daily outrages against civilised norms are having a corrosive effect".

Ansel Herz, the deputy communications director for Jayapal, tweeted out a video which appeared to show the president ignoring a youngster in a wheelchair reaching up to try and touch Trump's hand or shake it. She even accused #Donald Trump of treating the "disabled, minorities, transgender people, the poor, women" with contempt unless they are related to him.

Rowling did not direct her apology toward Trump, and a spokesperson for the author declined to tell CNN whether she would do so.

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However, she apologised later after the video was found to be doctored.

Writing on social media, mother Marjorie Kelly Weer said: "If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn't snub my son & Monty wasn't even trying to shake his hand". This, coupled with the fact that Trump has previously been under fire for mocking a disabled reporter, appears to have stung her and informed her presumptions about the footage.

"1) He's 3 and hand-shaking is not his thing".

Clinton responded to Morgan and removed the retweet before stating: 'And the President should have shaken the boy's hand at the end'.

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