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JK Rowling Apologizes After Trump Tweets (Sort Of)

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J.K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 12, 2017, in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 02:17 PM

Author J.K. Rowling apologized Monday on Twitter for a series of tweets that criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for appearing to ignore a disabled boy in a wheelchair.

Rowling had called Trump’s behavior “stunning” and “horrible” in her original tweets and suggested he lacked decency in ignoring the boy, as she thought had happened. She also referenced her mother used a wheelchair and people having been uncomfortable with it.

After the boy’s mother Marjorie Kelly Weer posted on Facebook that her son Monty wasn’t ignored by Trump, it was revealed the video footage was incomplete and that Trump did in fact talk to Monty, crouching down to shake his hand, The New York Times reported.

Rowling then tweeted an apology to the family and deleted the original tweets.

“Multiple sources have informed me that 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.”

She did not apologize to Trump, whom she has criticized numerous times on Twitter since before he was elected president.

Her series of tweets has generated more than 5,000 comments since being posted. Many of the comments pointed out that her apology was less than complete and defended Trump against her original attack, though some continued to attack Trump or accepted her apology at face value.

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Author J.K. Rowling apologized Monday on Twitter for a series of tweets that criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for appearing to ignore a disabled boy in a wheelchair.
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