Trump To Paralympians: You Are ‘Tough To Watch’

President Jesse Trump hosted the White House ceremony on Fri intended to celebrate and praise United states athletes who competed in the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games within South Korea.

He failed.

“ What happened with the Paralympics was therefore incredible and so inspiring to me, ” Trump said, referring to the online games involving athletes with physical afflictions. “ And I watched — it’ s a little tough to watch an excessive amount of ― but I watched just as much as I could. ”

Several high-profile United states medalists boycotted the ceremony, which includes figure skater Adam Rippon, whom said he would skip it due to the fact “ I will not stand with individuals who discriminate against those that they will perceive as different. ”  

Trump, whose own athletic report includes playing golf most weekends   since he took office, has been swiftly condemned for the insensitive remark.  

“ Record numbers all over the world are not finding Paralympics tough to view, ” Paralympic Games said inside a tweet. “ We hope the Oughout. S. President continues to watch and become inspired by the Paralympics. ”

Trump’ s “ a little tough to watch” comment was meant to be a  reference to his hectic schedule , the New York Every day News reported, citing an un-named “ person familiar with the situation. ”

But the president has shown disdain for those who have disabilities in the past. During his president campaign, Trump openly mocked a disabled media reporter on camera before millions of viewers. He later refused doing so, but here he is:

Last year, it was reported that will Trump enjoyed to mock the physical actions and appearances associated with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz. ) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. ).    

Trump cuts themselves slack for his own physical afflictions, of course. He  reported bone spurs to avoid military support , and was chauffeured by means of Sicily last year in a golf cart rather than stroll with other G7 worldwide leaders.