Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Donald Trump, Mockery Personified

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In characteristic fashion, Donald Trump responded to criticism by lashing out with a tweet. This time it responded to a Priorities USA ad titled “Grace” featuring parents of a disabled child dismayed by Trump mocking a disabled reporter. “The children at Grace’s school all know never to mock her,” says Grace’s mom. “And so for an adult to mock someone with a disability, is shocking.”
“I would NEVER mock disabled,” tweeted Trump. While Trump’s lies are legion, Trump surprisingly admitted he lied in his tweet’s opening sentence.
Every English-speaking child knows the meaning of “mock” without consulting a dictionary. For Trump’s sake, the Oxford English dictionary defines “mock” as: “mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously.” Other dictionaries vary, but “imitation” or “mimicking” in a “scornful” or “contemptuous” manner are common elements.
With this definition in mind, let’s revisit the original incident and Trump’s purported defense. Last fall Trump took issue with a reporter who criticized Trump’s (mis)statements about celebrations after 9/11. “Poor guy, you oughta see this guy,” Trump said of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, forecasting a visual impression. Trump raised his hands, wrists bent, and flailed his arms while (purportedly) quoting the reporter, “uh, I don’t know what I said, uh, I don’t remember.” The crowd laughed.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bosman, thanks for posting all these things.

I just can't believe the way the Trump supporters ignore all of the terrible things about him. This is just one of hundreds of disqualifying things. It's really disturbing.

Plus, he is a pathological liar, and everyone knows it. Everyone KNOWS he WAS mocking the disabled reporter.

He called Hillary a liar today. It just doesn't occur to him that he is just as bad?

He's a nutjob.