By: Agence France-Presse
“Harry Potter” writer J.Okay. Rowling, an outspoken critic of US President Donald Trump, apologised Tuesday for suggesting he ignored a baby in a wheelchair at a White House occasion.
The British author — like Trump a prolific consumer of Twitter — used the social community to admit she had been mistaken and apologise “unreservedly” to the boy and his household.
“Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proffered hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, sources have informed me that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction,” she wrote.
“I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly.”
On July 24, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence hosted a number of households who the White House stated had been “heavily burdened” by Obamacare, together with the little boy and his mom.
Rowling had deplored “how stunning, and how horrible” it was that Trump appeared to ignore him. She has since deleted these tweets, though they had been printed by the Daily Mail web site.
A video posted on the White House web site clearly reveals the president bending down to speak to the kid.