Earlier JK Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter book series, called US President Donald Trump a "shameless, lying hypocrite" after he apparently snubbed a handicapped boy during a meet-and-greet event.
Trump imitated a disabled reporter. Now he pretends not to see a child in a wheelchair, as though frightened he might catch his condition.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 28 июля 2017 г.
"Trump imitated a disabled reporter. Now he pretends not to see a child in a wheelchair, as though frightened he might catch his condition," Rowling tweeted, calling Trump a "monster of narcissism" who "values only himself and his pale reflections" and treats "the disabled, minorities, transgender people, the poor, women (unless related to him by ties of blood, and therefore his creations)" with contempt.
This monster of narcissism values only himself and his pale reflections. The disabled, minorities, transgender people, the poor, women— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 28 июля 2017 г.
However, it turned out that the president did not snub the boy: the full video of the event shows Trump leaning down towards the boy and speaking to him.
Furthermore, the boy's mother, Marjorie Kelly Weer, confirmed that Trump didn’t ignore her son and revealed that the boy wasn’t trying to shake hands with the president but was actually "showing off his newly acquired Secret Service patch."
But for some reason Rowling opted not to delete her tweets related to the event and/or apologize for her harsh words, prompting famous British journalist Piers Morgan to call her a "lying hypocrite".
And while Rowling apparently continues to ignore calls to remove her erroneous tweets, a growing number of people are starting to take a note of her blunder.