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Donald Trump mocks reporter's disability

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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: MadRob

Considering he has a history with the reporter, knows him on a first name basis, I'd say he is definitely making fun of his disability.



If you watch the video instead of looking at the still photograph, you will see that he is making entirely different gestures than the one the photograph implies.




posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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This is just another media "hit" to distract you all from the real issue. Trump was called a liar by the reporter .. that there were not "thousands" of Muslims celebrating 9/11.

I was in DC on 9/11 ... I remember seeing Muslims celebrate the attacks - Trump is no liar.

This whole 'Oh, he's making fun of a disabled man" is a distraction from the issue. Sorry, but anyone who calls me a liar is going to be outright mocked. I will rip the person a new one.

If Trump was mocking the reporters disability, the reporter got what was coming (and I have a disability myself so don't sound all self righteous, it makes me barf). If I try to discredit someone publicly, and call them a liar (when they are being 100% truthful) then its gloves off baby.


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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: GeisterFahrer
I was in DC on 9/11 ... I remember seeing Muslims celebrate the attacks - Trump is no liar.



You saw them in the U.S? Celebrating? Then you're as big a liar as he is. They'd have been shot down in the streets that day and the days shortly thereafter.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: darkbake

Of course I watched the video, its in my op. I completely disagree with your opinion.

Trump knew the reporter, even said he was a nice guy in the video before doing his impersonation of him. Everyone who also knows the reporter agrees he's a great guy.

Trump and the reporter have a long history together.

But believe what you want, I only hope you're not a Trump supporter despite your opinion on this.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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Even though this was bad. I hope Trump uses better judgement in the future.

But my guess....He's up 3 more points in the morning.

People are pissed. This won't do him in. But, I thought it was weak.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: GeisterFahrer

You were in DC and somehow saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrate?

You watched it on TV? Yet no videos exist of the event. The mayor of Jersey City, the governors of both NY and NJ all agree, it never happened. Are you lying too?

Either way, you agree the reporter deserved to be mocked? You're disgusting.
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posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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I've hesitated to comment on this issue because of it's very nature, but I feel compelled to do so.

This may be anecdotal, by I grew-up going to school with a boy that had a disability similar to that of the reporter. He was a very kind, intelligent person and we both considered one another great friends. I'd stand up for him when idiots tried to get physical with him and never let him come to harm.

At the same time, I stood idly by when people would make fun of him because of his disability. Why? Because he could handle himself. He was witty and intelligent enough to handle his own against ignorant goons. I, also, would engage in friendly "low blows" at his expense in a friendly way. Most of which was based on this comedy character:



Many laughs were shared over this. He knew I was his friend and cared for him, but we also loved to elbow each other over our shortcomings.

So I don't know if this was the nature in which Trump was trying to convey his message, or if it was meant to be insensitive.

Either way, I don't find his actions to be very presidential, no matter how his actions were intended, but I'd also hesitate to burn him at the stake for it either.

Non-issue. Let's move on to something else.
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posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: introvert

When has Trump been known to be sensitive? Fact is, Trump claims he doesn't know the reporter or doesn't remember him but they have a long history together. His impersonation wasn't meant to be a loving joke between friends that was shared during his rally and with the rest of the world. Trumps response, continue to attack and demand everyone apologizes to him.

Trump is a bastard.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: Swills



When has Trump been known to be sensitive?


That is true. He is not known for parsing words.



His impersonation wasn't meant to be a loving joke between friends that was shared during his rally and with the rest of the world.


That could very well be true. To be honest, I haven't looked in to this very much at all. I was just including my experiences to see if it added perspective to the conversation. To add a bit of different context, if you will.



Trumps response, continue to attack and demand everyone apologizes to him.

Trump is a bastard.


I completely agree. Trump is an asshat. No denying that.

But I do have to ask, what purpose does this serve in the end? Trump's supporters have not wavered one bit over this and those of us that may be disturbed by it were not going to vote for him anyway.

I don't mean to de-legitimize your point, as it is important and needs to be discussed, but I wonder what end goal is going to come out of this that serves any real important purpose.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: introvert

All you need to know is in the link in the OP concerning Trump and his relation to the reporter.

What does this do? Well, it has in fact turned some supporters against him if you read the whole thread. So I would imagine this isn't the first time he has turned people off nor will it be the last. Hard core Trump supporters will always exist and they to attack anyone who isn't a Trump supporter, also seen in this thread. But at the end of the day, Trump makes this all possible as he continues to show the world what kind of man he is. Literally, it's like everyday a new Trump debacle unfolds.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: Swills

Trump is a traveling circus if there ever was one. I agree with that.

I'll have to read a bit more in to the issue to get all of the little details I missed, but I still fail to see how this will have any meaningful impact on the campaign.

Thanks for providing me with a different perspective though.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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How embarrassing.

My first double post.


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posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: MadRob
Personally I don't see this making fun of a disability. I see his gesturing as if the reporter is a whiny child waving it's arms in a tantrum. But that's just my opinion.


I find it very strange the mental gymnastics Trump supporters will go to defend this fool.

Trump isn't a serious candidate. He knows full well he has alienated so many groups of people that he has no chance whatso ever to get the nomination....


As opposed to the same mental gymnastics Obama supporters will go to defending that lying fool?

You would think in a sane world that Obama wasn't a serious candidate and would have alienated so many groups of people with all those thousands of lies and broken promises, but rather than take responsibility for making a big mistake, remained in denial and still pretend he does no wrong, including murdering hundreds of children. And they point out the duplicity of Trump for a fraction of Obama moves as if Trump supporters have mad cow disease, which mirrors record setting confirmation bias on their own behalf, while discarding an ounce of concern for the exact same things they do when they lap up an ocean of deceit from Obama, and a river of contempt he has for everyone, bar none, and call it the good ship lollypop.

Yep, that is definitely strange.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Amazing how much alike we all are down deep, isn't it?

I'm right smack in the middle. I don't like Mr. Obama, and I'm liking Mr. Trump less, and less, by the day.

Frankly, this event is something of a molehill being made into a mountain, but it does give us a glimpse into the character of the man.

Nixon, anyone? Mussolini, anyone? There's some remarkable resemblances, goin' on here.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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originally posted by: hammanderr
a reply to: reldra

Uh, normal guys. You know, the kind of guys who viciously ridicule each other for literally everything. Not PC sissies who spend all their time crying about micro aggressions. Real men, who work, do tough stuff, kill animals and eat them. Do you know these type of men?



Your qaulitfications for being a "real" man (like there is such a thing)... 1. "work" 2. "kill *and* eat animals" and of course, number 3. "do tough stuff." My goodness, how old are you??



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 04:15 AM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
What he did....at some point in our lives... 7 0f 10 of us did the same. It's called being human.


I'm sorry but shouldn't your standards be a little higher than this for the president of the USA? How many of us have done this in the public spotlight of an election campaign in front of what amounts to millions of people? Being human and being a good choice to lead a nation, a very powerful nation, are not the same thing.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 05:54 AM
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originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: bastion

In fairness, Phillip is funny as hell, Trump is just a blathering idiot.


True that, while Phil is an idiot also-at least the gaffes he comes up with are comedy gold, even to me as a major left-winger. He's so out of of touch but sharp with tongue he comes up with some amazing one liners Frankie Boyle would struggle to match.

Trumps just an idiot, an idiot who is somehow running for the most powerful position in the world-it's shameful.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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You know ... the media could be making a bunch of time out of how Trump really doesn't give detail on his proposals, but instead they play the same old game that has voters ticked off.

And Trump knows it and plays that card and gets poll numbers.

Who's really stupid here? The press who refuses to realize they're as complicit as the GOP in Trump's rise or the voters who are just mad as hell at the way the game is played? You can mock the one, but you have to recognize the source of the anger, and you have to at least give Trump some credit for being able to play the game to his advantage like no one else has.

The system has spawned Trump.



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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Trump only cares about his name and his ego-an ego that should have been deflated years ago when his ex wife mentioned in a book he forced himself on her and it felt like rape:-/

Of course the clever bastard called Mexicans rapists recently so the google hits for trump and rapist are filled with that

He doesn't deserve the air time he's being given and couldn't afford to pay for all the air time he has been given free for running

He can't win,he knows that he's just getting his name out there with free advertising



posted on Nov, 27 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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originally posted by: hammanderr
a reply to: reldra

Uh, normal guys. You know, the kind of guys who viciously ridicule each other for literally everything. Not PC sissies who spend all their time crying about micro aggressions. Real men, who work, do tough stuff, kill animals and eat them. Do you know these type of men?



My friends like to hunt and fish. We rib each other hard, it's well known among us that you can't say one thing safely without getting made fun of in a fun sparring sort of way. What we never do is make fun of other people outside the group. We don't walk into an elevator and see an elderly lady or a handicapped person and later make fun of them. If anything we might talk about how we are lucky to have the blessings we have and actually have a serious moment about life. We make fun of each other because we know we are comfortable with each other. We would step in to defend a handicapped person being made fun of by someone in a heartbeat. Apparently you hang out with Beavis and Butthead.
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