Don’t give him your vote. Extend to him your pity. These episodes of public embarrassment for such an accomplished man make it all that much harder watch The Unraveling. The misstatements of fact (to call them lies is so mean and judgemental and assumes motive… how dare we go there?) are so unfortunate and difficult to fathom. Maybe Mr. Trump experienced “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”-style treatment years ago, where documented, public events and relationships were wiped from his mind, such as his obvious, multi-meeting, many-interview relationship with current NYT/former NYDN reporter Serge Kovaleski. All the more sad since Mr. Trump has publicly claimed he has the World’s Greatest Memory.
REPORTER SERGE KOVALESKI, WHOM DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE’S NEVER SEEN BEFORE, SPENT THE DAY WITH THE BILLIONAIRE WHILE COVERING HIS 1989 AIRLINE LAUNCH FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Kovaleski had the temerity to challenge Trump’s delusions about “seeing” thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the downing of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Doubling down on his original delusion and using Kovaleski’s byline about “a number of people allegedly celebrating the attacks” as his “proof,” Trump now forgets he ever met or possibly knew Kovaleski and had no intention of mocking the man’s congenital condition called arthrogryposis that limits the movements of the joints, even though he clearly knew him and he did make fun of him. Part of Mr. Trump’s attack, seen below, demands that Serge Kovaleski stop “using his disability to grandstand.” Mr. Trump, of course, at this point cannot be held responsible for anything he says…. and this should be good for another 3 or 4 points among sympathetic Republican primary voters who have family members who’ve suffered from Alzheimer’s. No political correctness anymore, baby! I’ll bet Trump was the kind of guy who used to fume at the tv each Labor Day as “Jerry’s Kids” used their “disabilities to grandstand.”