It’s like reading Twitter defenses of Trump in long form. https://t.co/3MRza3Dhlq
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 25, 2016
Last November, Donald Trump landed in hot water for appearing to mock disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski at a rally. Though Trump denied he was making fun of Kovaleski’s disability, his assertion fell on largely deaf ears.
In her new book, “In Trump We Trust,” Ann Coulter addressed the controversy in her characteristic delicate style:
— Joanna Rothkopf (@joannarothkopf) August 25, 2016
Coulter on Trump mocking disabled reporter: He was just doing “standard retard” imitation. Not specific to reporter. https://t.co/MQKjScmOD1
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 25, 2016
Can we just agree that, regardless of your political persuasion, regardless of who you’re voting for, that kind of language is pathetic and shameful?
"Doing a standard retard" jfc https://t.co/6uer5DasDs
— guacs not glocks (@guacsnotglocks) August 25, 2016
— Anthony Jay Dascenzo (@jaydascenzo) August 25, 2016
— Kathy (@kt_cle) August 25, 2016
— Derek Coke-Kerr (@Rugbyplayer) August 25, 2016
"He was doing a 'standard retard'" – Coulter. My God. I'm literally sick to my stomach. This woman is so vile. https://t.co/X9zJdC4Q96
— HRC2016 (@HillHrc2016) August 25, 2016
Ann Coulter defends Trump saying his attack on Serge wasn't personal – "he was doing a standard retard." Words fail. https://t.co/Ps2tjxm9Ct
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) August 25, 2016
Ah, Trump was mocking a "standard retard", not a disabled person. That's *much* better. https://t.co/R9cqwomLGP
— (((Charles Gaba))) (@charles_gaba) August 25, 2016
what a vile human being that ann coulter is. "a standard retard" give me a break… https://t.co/RLMnr9Y9Dc
— peej (@dunkhaus) August 25, 2016
"…he was doing a standard retard."
This is a despicable sentiment. https://t.co/be3L273JA1
— Sean Nunan (@NunanCBA) August 25, 2016
@joannarothkopf that's needs a NOT SAFE FOR HUMANS warning.
— JayMarose (@jaymarose) August 25, 2016
@mattdpearce "A standard retard." Standard. Sweet hell.
— Barbara VanDenburgh (@BabsVan) August 25, 2016
"he was doing a standard retard" WOW. THIS IS PRETTY SICKENING. https://t.co/SMLhlOUKEa
— Carlo Johnson (@Carlo_ThChThr) August 25, 2016
— (((misterfluff))) (@misterfluff) August 25, 2016
— Sean Roper (@MrSeanRoper) August 25, 2016
@AnnCoulter hold up. "Standard Retard?" you really are a piece of trash. How dare you talk about the disabled that way.
— J Lev (@JimyLev) August 25, 2016
— Stacey Lennox (@ScotsFyre) August 25, 2016
Ann, this is my son. Is he a standard retard?
Pound sand, you witch. pic.twitter.com/O81miVIdDT
— Michael Frisbie (@PastorFrisbie) August 25, 2016
— Laura Rose (@roselaura100) August 25, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.