Transcript for Donald Trump Accused of Mocking Reporter with Disability
now and this morning Donald Trump provoking fresh outrage, this time the republican front-runner is accused of mocking a reporter who has a physical disability. Trump, however, says he doubts he ever actually met the reporter in question and Tom has more on that story. Good morning, again. Dan, good morning to you. All over the country trump tells his crowds how much he hates the media. That 70% of journalists are dishonest then imitates some reporters he permanent atly can't stand all part of the trump stump speech but now some say he may have crossed the line just to get some laughs. In a campaign of firsts Donald Trump appearing to go where no presidential candidate has gone before, the republican front-runner at a rally in south Carolina this week appearing to mock a journalist who is disabled. Now the poor guy, you got to see this guy, I don't know what I said, ah, I don't remember. Reporter: That reporter, "The New York times" serge Kovaleski who has a chronic condition affecting his joints that limits flexibility in his arms. On Thanksgiving trump tweeting, I do not know the reporter F for"the New York times" or what he looks like. I was showing a person groveling to take back a statement made long ago. "The New York times" saying we're outraged that he would ridicule the physical appearance of one of our reporters. It came as trump defended his claim that he saw people in new Jersey cheering on 9/11, law enforcement and government officials now denouncing that as false but this is hardly the first time trump has come under fire for offending someone from some Mexican immigrants in that campaign kickoff speech. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. Reporter: To senator John McCain. He's not a war hero. I like people that weren't captured, okay. Reporter: To women. You've called women you don't like fat pigs. Only Rosie o'donnell. Oh, I don't know what I said. Oh, I don't remember. Reporter: Trump not backing down this time either also tweeting, "If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. Kovaleski says he covered trump for years and in an interview with "The Washington post" Kovaleski says, he was sure trump remembered him and his condition. And if you think this may be the end of trump, think again. Nearly every time he's had a controversy his poll Numbers have gone up and up. We'll see what happens with this controversy, guys. If his past has told anything those indiscretions haven't hurt him. True.
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