Trump has yet again been criticised on twitter – this time by the Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling.
Rowling has slammed Trump on Twitter for a video which, she claimed, showed him blatantly ignoring a young boy in a wheelchair who visited the White House.
Accompanied by the short clip, the author tweeted, “How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the president”. It is no secret that Rowling has nothing good to say about the US President, and she seemingly used this as an opportunity to continue to tarnish his reputation by following up her original comments with a further seven abusive tweets.
In an unexpected turn of events, Trump received minimal backlash from Rowling’s comments, whilst she herself received strong criticism from many who insisted she had taken the footage out of context.
Ms Weer, the mother of the boy in question, took to Facebook to set the record straight.
This is from the child's own mother saying that Trump didn't diss her own child and Rowling still refuses to take her tweets down! pic.twitter.com/D9OM8y41aV— CovfefeShawty (@CovfefeShawty) 31 July 2017
Monty's uncle Brian Weer, also took to Twitter to criticise J. K. Rowling’s out-of-context tweets.
Boy in wheelchair is my nephew, and Trump spoke with him for a long time NOT captured in video. He was very caring! How dare you!— Brian Weer (@weermarried) 30 July 2017
Trump himself made no comment on Rowling’s accusations, but left it up to others to argue it out on Twitter. Piers Morgan has shamed the British author calling her disgraceful and questioning why she has not deleted her tweets. More than forty-eight hours later, Rowling has issued a four-part apology via twitter and deleted her original tweets.
sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction. I very clearly projected my own /2— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 31 July 2017
to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly. These tweets will remain, but I will delete the previous ones on the subject. /4x— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 31 July 2017
The author unreservedly apologised to Monty and his family but has yet to directly address Trump.