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'Outrageous' Donald Trump mocks disabled journalist

The US presidential candidate flailed his arms and changed his voice while imitating a New York Times reporter.

THE NEW YORK Times has criticised Donald Trump for mocking one of its reporters and imitating his disability.

In a speech to supporters on Tuesday night, Trump singled out Serge Kovaleski – a journalist who has disputed his claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks.

While speaking about Kovaleski, the Republican presidential candidate flailed his arms and changed his voice.

trump Source: CNN

Kovaleski wrote an article disputing Trump’s version of events in 2001, when he worked at the Washington Post.

This week he told the paper: “I certainly do not remember anyone saying that thousands or even hundreds of people were celebrating. That was not the case, as best as I can remember.”

You can watch the full video below:

Source: CNN/YouTube

In response to Trump’s actions, the New York Times told CNN: “We find it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters.”

Kovaleski suffers from a chronic condition that impairs the movement of his arms.

He told the Washington Post: “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.”

Read: ‘It happened, I saw it on television’: Trump claims thousands cheered 9/11 from New Jersey

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