Rowling branded Trump a "monster of narcissism"
after footage of a July 24 news conference on healthcare showed
the president seemingly ignoring the three-year-old' s hand, but
shaking other people's as he left the event.
Footage of Trump's entrance to the event, however, showed the
president stop to greet the boy and have a brief exchange before
he began speaking.
Saying she had discovered that what she had seen was not an
accurate representation of the encounter, Rowling tweeted: "I
very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of
disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I
The author's apology was directed at the boy and his family, and
made no mention of Trump.
Rowling, who has over 11 million Twitter followers, is
frequently critical of Trump and his administration on her
social media feed.
In the three days that elapsed between her original tweets on
July 28 and her apology, Rowling had been the subject of online
criticism, much of it from Trump supporters, for her comments on
(Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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