CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz posted a video on Twitter Monday afternoon mocking President Donald Trump helping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) up the steps after concluding their joint Rose Garden news conference.
“That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz tweeted out alongside a short video clip of the two men.
From Daily Mail:
Diaz’s colleague, CNN’s Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, weighed in writing ‘McConnell is a polio survivor, a reason why stairs can be tricky at times.’
Raju added in ‘McConnell often goes up a step at a time, sometimes needs railing for assistance. This time, used Trump for balance.’
In 1990, according to Fox News, McConnell explained his medical condition in a campaign ad for re-election in Kentucky.
‘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 explained.
The polio vaccine was introduced in 1955, after tens of thousands of children developed paralytic polio every year, according to WebMD.
Post-polio syndrome affects some people who had the condition, and symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain and progressive weakness in muscles.
The Twitter-sphere reacted immediately to Diaz’s tweet which had not been taking down over 24 hours after it was posted.
Actor James Woods was a little more blunt.