US Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has apologized for not shoving back against a guy who asked her about President Donald Trump in a political event on Friday calling him”mentally retarded,” a phrase federally outlawed in the usa in 2010 as hurtful and substituted by”intellectual disability.”
“I did not hear the words that the guy employed in that instant, but if I had, I would have stopped and adjusted him. I am sorry. That word and many others like it are not acceptable.
In a campaign event in New Hampshire, a guy who had been identified in press reports as hailing originally from Chennai, her mother’s hometown, had called Trump a”racist bigot” and requested the candidate exactly what she’d do in another year” to reduce the mentally retarded actions of the man.”
“Well explained,” Harris had reacted then, and included, to applause from the crowd, “that I intend to win this election, I will let you know .”
Shortly after, a chunk of this trade went on social networking and criticism started pouring from disability rights advocates.
Nyle DiMarco, a celebrity activist who’s deaf, composed on Twitter: “1) R-word is improper. It’s a slur, an insult. 2) Kamala must have handled this better. An apology is required.”