Divisive TV personality Piers Morgan hit out at Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on Twitter Sunday for failing to delete a series of inaccurate tweets about President Trump.
"JK Rowling's 8 abusive tweets remain up, 48hrs after they were proven to be based on a lie," Morgan said.
Morgan's ire was ignited by an earlier stream of tweets from Rowling in which she lambasted Trump for not shaking the hand of a child with disabilities after an Obamacare listening session held at the White House Monday. The writer also shared a now deleted link to edited footage of the interaction.
"My mother used a wheelchair. I witnessed people uncomfortable around her disability, but if they had a shred of decency they got over it," Rowling said. "So, yes, that clip of Trump looking deliberately over a disabled child's head, ignoring his outstretched hand, has touched me on the raw."
Trump, however, was seen on camera greeting the child as he entered the room.
Marjorie Weer, the child's mother, took to social media as well to clarify the situation.
"If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn't snub my son & Monty wasn't even trying to shake his hand," Weer wrote on Facebook. "1. He's 3 and hand shaking is not his thing, 2. he was showing off his newly acquired secret service patch."
Morgan said Rowling was damaging her brand by leaving the tweets on her profile.
The former CNN host additionally praised Chelsea Clinton for removing her tweet about the misleading video.
"Chelsea's a classy lady who rectified her mistake the moment she realised. Inexplicably, @jk_rowling still refuses to do that," Morgan said.