When Donald Trump announced he was running for president last June, he instantly caught heat for labeling illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." On an almost routine basis, Trump would go on to push the boundaries of offensive actions on the campaign trail, but one incident appears to have stood out more than others.

Defending Trump

Despite facing a world-wind of critics since the start of his campaign, Trump has found some friends in the media. Out of all those who support him, Trump's biggest fan might be conservative author and pundit, Ann Coulter.

In her new book, "In Trump We Trust," the controversial conservative mouthpiece attempts to make her case for why the billionaire real estate mogul should be the next commander in chief. One issue that she tackles in her book was when Trump appeared to mock a disabled reporter, as pointed out by Jezebel on August 25.

Serge Kovaleski, a reporter for the New York Times, wrote a column about Trump in regards to his stance on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Kovaleski suffers from a musculoskeletal disorder known as arthrogryposis, which affects the joints.

During a campaign stop last November, Trump referenced Kovaleski's article, mocking the reporter by twisting his arm close to his chest, appearing to mimic the disabled act while shouting, "Ahh, I don't remember, I don't remember!."

In her book, Coulter defended Trump's questionable actions. "He doesn’t jerk around or flail his arms," Coulter said of Kovaleski, saying "He's not retarded." Coulter went on to point out what she believes were the alleged differences between Kovaleski's disability, and the imitation that Trump was trying to pull off.

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In regards to what Trump was apparently trying to get across, Coulter said, "He was doing a standard retard, waving his arms and sounding stupid."

Election impact

Even with Trump's controversial comments about women, Muslims, African-Americans, and Hispanics, a recent poll by Bloomberg found that his mocking of Kovaleski was what bothered potential voters the most.

While the GOP nomineewas able to get through the Republican primary, he's struggled to keep that momentum going in the general election.

The updated rolling average from Real Clear Politics shows Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by seven points nationally, while also falling behind in key swing states. As the former host of "The Apprentice" continues to dig a deep hole for himself, most political pundits and members of the media believe Clinton will become the next President of the United States.