CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz poked fun at President Trump for helping Sen. Mitch McConnell up the stairs Monday, seemingly forgetting that the Senate Majority Leader had polio in his youth.
“That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz tweeted with a video of Trump helping McConnell climb the stairs.
That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though. https://t.co/xFClDYCmdQ
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) October 16, 2017
As a number of Twitter users pointed out, it’s not exactly funny to make fun of someone who has complications from having polio as a child.
You are probably too young to realize that people used to get polio in this country. Childhood polio isn’t funny.
— Hattie Kauffman (@Hatsfree) October 16, 2017
— Matthew Levine (@Matty74f) October 16, 2017
My mother has polio. I’ve done the same thing for her most of my life. It’s called compassion. Perhaps do some research before tweeting.
— Scott Fitzgerald (@PhitzyCent) October 17, 2017
CNN reporter dissing polio survivor Mitch McConnell for needing help upstairs and Trump for helping him. Really CNN? #cnnpolitics
— Craig Heiting (@CraigHeiting) October 17, 2017
Tacky woman. How dare you be so insensitive. #disgracefulldem POTUS is a man of compassion; you not so much.
— Lee (@ElfindaleLane) October 17, 2017
He had polio. Read a Bio first if you’re going to report on people. It’s been known since he went to Congress.
— Irene Oldakowski (@ijvo1951) October 16, 2017
Polio survivor! Didn’t know CNN went in for making fun of disabled people. Our POTUS showed compassion that you seem incapable of!
— Carl (@CarlHamiltonId) October 17, 2017
Really? McConnell had polio when young, used the President’s hand for support up stairs. Mean, hateful comments.
— Cindi Vetsch (@VetschCindi) October 17, 2017
Diaz has left the tweet up for over a day.
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