Watch | Donald Trump slammed for mocking disabled reporter on stage
Apparently not content with insulting the LGBT community and ethnic minorities, US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has now publicly derided a disabled man.
The billionaire businessman delivered the onstage impersonation of New York Times journalist Serge Kovaleski during a campaign trail speech on Tuesday night (November 24), after the reporter disputed his claims that “thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks.
Impersonating the the journalist - who suffer from has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that affects joint movement – Trump flailed and twisted his arms while seeming to adopt some sort of speech impediment.
"The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record," Kovaleski told the Washington Post following the incident.
A spokesperson for the New York Times told Politico: "We think it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters."
Trump is yet to comment on the incident directly, but did fire of a string of tweets criticising the paper last night instead.
Watch CNN's coverage of the incident below:
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