Republican Donald Trump faces criticism for gestures he made as he described disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.
MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 24, 2015) (RESTRICTED POOL) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared to mock a disabled reporter during a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday (November 24).
Speaking to supporters, Trump recalled a story New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski wrote about him.
“Now the poor guy, you gotta see this guy,” Trump said he made jerky motions with his arms and appeared to be doing an impression of Kovaleski.
The Washington Post reported that Kovaleski has arthrogryposis, a condition that is characterized by stiffness in the joints.
Kovaleski, The New York Times and several advocacy groups for the disabled have criticized Trump’s gestures as insensitive.