great speech, but it's predicated on a 5sec video and ignoring a much bigger picture of trump's behaviour.
What specifically about the 'much bigger picture of Trump's behavior' supports your claim that he was not mocking the reporters disability?
if you look at all the evidence surrounding this issue it becomes clear that while he was mocking the reporter, trump wasn't mocking him because of his disability.
So if I was to mock something silly that someone with, for sake of argument, Down Syndrome said, and instead of just repeating the words I altered my voice, gesticulated wildly and contorted my face, that would be totally acceptable? After all, I was mocking them because of what they said, not because of their disability? Get f*cking real dude. If he was mocking what the reporter said, he would have used words absent the gestures.
so to say that this is a example of false equivalence is only true if you go on the distorted and probably outright incorrect view of events that the media has presented to us.
Let's say I'm satisfied with all of your other claims, that Trump wasn't mocking the reporter's disability, which I'm not, but for sake of argument…… How is someone who is running for President, mocking a journalist in front of 20,000 people to illicit jeers from the crowd the same as posting a picture of someone that they feel is unflattering, even though as I've said three times now, he's a 70 year old man and has nothing to be ashamed of. Are they not photographs of him?
You can tap dance all you like, it's a false equivalence.
Beyond that, in Coilair's own post, he agreed that Trump's intention was to 'make fun of the reporter's disability'.
isn't unlike him making fun of a disabled person based on their appearance.