If you thought Donald Trump might have any priority for disability issues, think again

25 Jan

Right after Donald Trump was sworn in as president the website for the White House was drastically changed. While news stories focused on topics like climate change, much less attention was given to the fact that pages on disability issues also disappeared. Disability Scoop discusses this as Disability References Removed From White House Website.

Where Hillary Clinton had a focus on disability issues (she reached out to the disability community and had an actual disability platform), candidate Trump had no such focus. One of the memorable moments from Mr. Trump’s campaign was where he mocked a disabled reporter, but failed to show the integrity of admitting his disrespect when called on it.

There is a Trump apologist argument that says Mr. Trump wasn’t mocking the reporter. As one such apologist put it, Mr. Trump was just “doing a standard retard” (insulting and disrespectful, but that’s exactly what she said). I would welcome video of Mr. Trump making the same motions while mocking someone else.

Disability issues will likely not be a priority for this administration. Frankly, be prepared to see funding cuts and, at best, indifference from Mr. Trump.


By Matt Carey

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2 Responses to “If you thought Donald Trump might have any priority for disability issues, think again”

  1. doritmi January 25, 2017 at 23:22 #

    I hope someone asks him about that.

  2. Chris February 17, 2017 at 05:16 #

    I confess I enjoy watching the “American Horror Story” television series. Each season has been based on certain themes like witches, ghosts, the carnival freak show and vampires in the built by a serial killer. The 2017 season will be based on the 2016 election:
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-american-horror-story-election-theme-20170215-story.html

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