Did Trump really mock reporter's disability? Videos could back him up

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Donald Trump, it turns out, is not very good at impressions -- but that could be his alibi against persistent accusations that he mocked a reporter's disability last fall.

    Trump’s spastic arm waving at a rally last November while mimicking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski drew swift condemnation from opponents who claimed Trump was making light of a disability. It's followed him ever since. The Washington Post gave Trump four Pinocchio’s for his denials, and Hillary Clinton used a clip of the impression in a video released Tuesday slamming Trump.

    But a pro-Trump, Catholic website has compiled footage appearing to show Trump has a very limited repertoire of impressions -- which the site points to as "evidence" he wasn't mocking the reporter's disability.

    View the video above to see a compilation of Trump's impressions.

    Catholics 4 Trump posted four videos – one of which dates back to 2005 – in which Trump impersonates everyone from Sen. Ted Cruz to The Donald himself with the same, flailing mannerisms and goofy speech.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ters-disability-videos-could-back-him-up.html
     
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    Back him up? How does a video that shows an even more established history of this behavior help him? I could have thought it was a one off thing but thanks to this video, I now see he has an unapologetic history of thinking this mocking behavior is funny.
     
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    But see you have to understand that mocking is ok because he has an all important R after his name.
    :Rolleyes

    When the only defense against mocking a reporter, is well he mocks everyone, then there is a problem with the person you are defending.
     
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    The point being made was that Trump wasn't mocking the reporter's disability. He is an equal opportunity mocker.
     
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    Several folks mocked Trump at the DNC convention. Elizabeth Banks, Al Franken, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera. None of them has an R after their names.
     
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    I don't see anyone defending them on here though do you? Besides the fact that other people do it is not an excuse either.

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    No, and no one has attacked them for it either.
    Obama has mocked Trump numerous times. I expect the #NeverTrump folks got a kick out of it.
     
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    This revelation doesn't make Trump look any better but it does make WaPo look even worse. They lied and they knew they were lying the whole time.

    And you look bad defending WaPo and their lies.
     
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    No I don't get a kick out of Trump being mocked by Obama. Again if the only defense Trump supporters have is well they do it to, that says more about the state of our political climate than it does about Trump.

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    The WaPo lied about him - THERE is your "defense of Trump". Is it acceptable to you for them to lie about Trump because you don't like him?

    Lying isn't okay just because the subject is somebody you can't stand and if you think otherwise, perhaps you're the true moral relativist.
     
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    I didn't take offense at his mocking, but then again I'm not on an offensive to mock him for everything he does or feel a need or opportunity to 'pile it on'. You know the drill: attack him for little things, give Hillary a bye for huge things. Concentrate on Trump, hit him at every level.

    But then again straining out gnats while swallowing camels is the practice of some.
     
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    The point being is that the gesture he is using means that he thinks mimicking afflictions that many people suffer from should be used as an insult to others. It also shows the maturity level of a grade school child but considering his followers....
     
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    At the end of the day, I have concluded that my focus on Hillary as of late (vs. Trump) has as much to with my disgust for the mainstream media as anything else. To see these organs, which have destroyed this country by keeping the people uninformed for decades, now rally around a sickly, corrupt, oligarch coddling politician as the empire enters the collapse stage is simply too much to stomach…

    The only positive thing to happen during this election season is the death of mainstream media. With their insufferable propaganda fully exposed, there is no coming back.

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    Whew, well I'm glad that your superior maturity level is here to keep us in line.
     
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    Ah, so you stoop to inflammatory comments while decrying these types of actions in others? That's called callow hypocrisy.
     
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    My whole issue is what he specifically used as an insult in his mocking. I.e. pantomiming a mentally handicapped person and using that as a means of putting someone else down. I mean I specifically detailed my issue with that in plain English and it's quite obvious this point sailed right over your head.

    Try picturing a family watching that behavior at home with a mentally handicapped child and there is the future President of the United States making fun of your child's condition to insult another person.

    I'm not even sure why this has to be explained. Now here are the options on how people will respond to this.

    A) Admit it's deplorable (Not holding out hope for this and that saddens me)
    B) Go search for some Democrat mishap for the partisan scoreboard (highly likely this is what will happen)
    C) Find a way to project this back at me (Almost certain)
     
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    Well it's sad that someone has to on a Baptist Board. I barely post anymore but I'll step in when I see something like this that legitimately angers me.
     

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