NEW YORK– Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is denying he mocked a reporter with a physical disability and is demanding an apology from the New York Times.
During a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, the businessman waved his arms with talking about a Serge Kovaleski wrote in 2001. The New York Times reporter suffers from a condition called, arthrogryposis, which limits his arm movement.
Trump released a statement on his official Twitter account Thursday.
“I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovaleski, is what he looks like or his level of intelligence. I don’t know if he is J.J. Watt or Muhammad Ali in his prime– or somebody of less athletic or physical ability,” Trump said. “I know nothing about him other than I have great respect for the way he wrote the story.”