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Harry Potter Author Apologizes for Misplaced Trump Criticism

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling (AP Photo/William Conran)

Monday, 31 Jul 2017 10:07 PM

Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling apologized Monday for tweets that falsely accused President Donald Trump of ignoring a handicapped child at a White House event.

Last Friday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal's deputy communications director, Ansel Herz. tweeted out a misleading video – since deleted – that appeared to show the president ignoring the child in a wheelchair, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

But the full video showed Trump specifically sought out the child.

Rowling retweeted Herz's post, commenting: "when someone shows you who they are, believe them," a quote from Maya Angelou, the Free Beacon reported.

On Monday, she blasted out a four-tweet mea culpa.

She did not apologize to Trump.

Rowling also said she had deleted almost all of her original tweets shaming the president.

PolitiFact gave her original tweets a "pants on fire" rating.

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Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling apologized Monday for tweets that falsely accused President Donald Trump of ignoring a handicapped child at a White House event.
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