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Donald Trump has accused a New York Times reporter of “grandstanding about his disability” as he denied mocking the journalist’s condition during a campaign speech.
Trump escalated his attack on reporter Serge Kovaleski and demanded an apology from his paper after it accused the Republican frontrunner of ridiculing Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that affects joint movement.
I do not know the reporter for the @nytimes, or what he looks like. I was showing a person groveling to take back a statement made long ago!