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'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling apologises over Trump tweets

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 00:48

Harry Potter'' author J.K. Rowling has apologised to the family of a wheelchair-bound boy for tweets in which she accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ignoring his proffered hand at a media event. Edward Baran reports.

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has apologised to the family of a wheelchair-bound boy for tweets in which she accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ignoring his proffered hand at a media event. Rowling branded Trump a "monster of narcissism" after footage of a July 24 news conference on healthcare appeared to show the president ignoring the three-year-old's hand. In fact Mr Trump had greeted the boy as he entered the room -- and the boy's mother wrote on Facebook that Trump did not snub him. Rapidly backpedalling, Rowling wrote on Twitter that what she had seen was not an accurate representation of the encounter adding: "I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw".

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'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling apologises over Trump tweets

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 00:48