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‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling caught spreading terrible lie about Trump

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NEW YORK - APRIL 14: J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" books, leaves the U.S. District Court April 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling went on a long rant from her social media account deriding the president for supposedly snubbing a child in a wheelchair who just wanted to shake his hand. It's been going around social media, but there's a problem with it.

It's a complete lie.

Here's a version of the video she retweeted from YouTube - the original has been deleted:

She posted it with the quote, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them," from Maya Angelou, to her 11.3 million followers.

And then she went on a prolonged Twitter rant about it.

"Trump imitated a disabled reporter. Now he pretends not to see a child in a wheelchair, as though frightened he might catch his condition," she began.

"This monster of narcissism values only himself and his pale reflections," she continued. "The disabled, minorities, transgender people, the poor, women (unless related to him by ties of blood, and therefore his creations) are treated with contempt, because they do not resemble Trump."

"How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the President," she concluded.

But the video was deceptively edited.

In a longer version, President Trump clearly pays attention to the child first and for a prolonged period of time.

Rowling has not addressed the video, even though she was clearly tagged in the tweet. The "Harry Potter" author has been a vocal and vehement critic of the president.

[Ed. Note: This post has been updated with an alternate video since the original was deleted.]

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