CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz found herself in hot-water this week after she seemingly mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for clutching onto President Trump after a press briefing; apparently unaware McConnell is a polio-survivor who has trouble ascending and descending steps.
The left-wing reporter kicked-off a social media firestorm after she made light of the Trump-McConnell “hand-lock” following the leaders joint press conference at the White House.
“That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” posted Diaz.
That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though. https://t.co/xFClDYCmdQ
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) October 16, 2017
A fellow CNN reporter tried to correct Diaz following her inappropriate tweet, saying “McConnell is a polio survivor, a reason why stairs can be tricky at times […] McConnell often goes up a step at a time, sometimes needs railing for assistance. This time, used Trump for balance.”
According to Fox News, McConnell explained his medical situation during a campaign ad he ran back in 1990, saying “When I was a child and my dad was in World War II, I got polio. I recovered, but my family almost went broke.”
(First reported by Hannity) http://www.hannity.com/content/2017-10-17-vicious-cnn-mocks-polio-survivor-mcconnell-for-needing-trumps-help/ (October 18, 2017)
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