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Trump accuses reporter of using his disability to ‘grandstand’ after being ripped for cruelly mocking him

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Never one to back down when he is wrong, 2016 GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump doubled down on his attack on a disabled reporter, accusing him of using his disability to “grandstand” after the candidate came under fire for mocking him.

Trump added to the seemingly endless list of people and groups he has insulted or alienated during his White House run,  when he mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski who suffers from a physical condition that limits his ability to move his limbs.

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At a rally in South Carolina this week, Trump made fun of the reporter, flailing his arms around while saying, “You ought to see the guy. ‘Uhh I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember.’ He’s going, ‘I don’t remember. Maybe that’s what I said.’”

Trump was referring to a report Kovaleski filed in 2001 where he stated authorities claimed to have received reports of Muslims celebrating during the 9/11 attacks.

Trump has previously stated that he saw Muslims celebrating, although there appears to be no record or visual proof the celebrations ever occured.

Trump’s cruel impression of Kovaleski has been roundly condemned, with the exception of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough who found it amusing,  causing the candidate to do damage control — by attacking the reporter once again.

In a statement, Trump said he wouldn’t know Kovaleski if he saw him, stating he could be either NFL football player J.J. Watt or boxer Muhammad Ali for all he knew.

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“Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago – if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did,” Trump continued. “He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”


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‘Dirty’ Jared Kushner should be targeted if GOP makes impeachment trial about Bidens: strategist

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President Donald Trump has signaled that he wants Senate Republicans to turn his impeachment trial around on Democrats by actually making it a trial of the Biden family.

The president on Thursday signaled that he wants former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, to testify at his impeachment trial in an effort to make the trial less about his own misconduct and more about purported misconduct by the Democrats.

However, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg on Thursday proposed a plan to counter this kind of misdirection: Going after Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose shady dealings with world leaders have so far escaped significant scrutiny.

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Democrats crippled their own impeachment effort with a rushed timeline: columnist

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But Thursday, NBC News analyst Kurt Bardella argued that Democrats may also have caused problems for themselves by making the impeachment process too short and setting arbitrary deadlines.

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GOP now stands for ‘Gang of Putin’: Conservative slams Republican ‘affinity’ for Russian president

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For aging Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers who are old enough to remember the Cold War, the admiration that the alt-right has for Russian President Vladimir Putin — a former KGB agent — is quite ironic. And that irony isn’t lost on conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot, who is highly critical of President Donald Trump’s pro-Putin outlook in his December 4 column.

Boot, now 50, was born in Moscow on September 12, 1969 — back when Moscow was still part of the Soviet Union. But he was still a kid when his parents fled the Soviet Union and moved to Los Angeles, where he grew up. The Soviet Union ceased to exist in the early 1990s, and Putin is a right-wing authoritarian — not a communist. Boot, however, emphasizes in his column that Russia is still no friend of the United States.

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