The 52-year-old British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, said yesterday that she deleted her July 28 tweets after she was informed that they were "not a full or accurate representation" of what had happened at last Monday's health care event at the White House.
J.K. Rowling has apologized for a series of tweets falsely claiming that President Donald Trump snubbed a young boy in a wheelchair during a White House visit.
Apparently, Rowling saw footage of Trump deliberately ignoring the boy's outstretched arm, perhaps in an attempt to shake the POTUS' hands. I witnessed people uncomfortable around her disability, but if they had a shred of decency they got over it.
Rowling was slammed for not removing the tweets from her social media account after her comments were proved to be incorrect. Seeing the incident with the boy in a wheelchair being ignored touched the author in a different way - "raw", as she puts it.
She also added that Monty wasn't particularly bothered about shaking Trump's hand in the first place.
However, according to the New York Times, Rowling made a false assumption based on incomplete footage.
On Monday, Rowling sent out four tweets apologizing for any "distress" that she has caused the little boy or family.
It took three days, but J.K. Rowling says she's sorry. She did not issue any apology to Trump.
Apologises to boy & his family but NOT to Trump. Unedited film demonstrated the president twisting down to welcome the youngster at eye-level and to shake his hand.