H/T Conservative Tribune.

This is one of many reasons the Communist News Network does not have higher ratings.

A CNN reporter is under fire after she mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for being helped up the stairs by President Trump after it was noted McConnell has lingering issues from surviving childhood polio.

According to Fox News, Daniella Diaz’s tweet came Monday after a Rose Garden press conference in which the president and majority leader publicly tried to patch up difficulties between the White House and congressional Republicans in recent months.

Diaz posted a video of Trump helping McConnell up the steps as the conference ended which seemed to mock both the president and McConnell.

“That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz said.

It didn’t take long for Diaz’s CNN colleagues to point it out, with Manu Raju tweeting that, “McConnell is a polio survivor, a reason why stairs can be tricky at times.

McConnell often goes up a step at a time, sometimes needs railing for assistance. This time, used Trump for balance,” he added.

McConnell has served in the Senate since 1984. In a 1990 re-election campaign ad, McConnell explained to Kentucky voters how he had contracted polio as a child.

“When I was a child and my dad was in World War II, I got polio. I recovered, but my family almost went broke,” McConnell said.

In an interview with PBS last year, McConnell said he caught the disease during “a big polio epidemic” in 1944, a decade before widespread introduction of the polio vaccine that mostly eradicated the disease.

And it hits you like the flu, and then, when the flu went away, you could have all different kinds of outcomes, from dying to complete recovery. Happily enough, we were one hour’s drive from Warm Springs (Georgia), where President Roosevelt had set up the polio treatment center,” McConnell said. “My mother took me over there. They trained her how to do a physical therapy regimen and said, ‘do it four times a day.’”

McConnell said that “it had to have been an early lesson that tenacity and hard work and sticking to it that I learned from my mother, and I have tried — applied that over and over again throughout my life.”

Inexplicably, Diaz’s tweet was still up as of Wednesday morning, meaning we can see all of the fun messages she got for attacking a polio survivor.

All of this information was available to Diaz before she made her tweet. As you can see, the information was made available to her in a very conspicuous way after she made the tweet. Instead, she’s kept the tweet up — and last we’ve heard, she hasn’t faced any adverse job consequences.

That’s how inhospitable CNN is to conservatives: you can make fun of someone for having polio, and not only are you not going to face negative career consequences, you’re not even going to have to apologize.

H/T TheBlaze

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