I believe that the leaders of our country should show compassion and respect for our disabled citizens. I have a disability, Parkinson’s disease. I do not want sympathy, but I do want respect.
At a campaign rally President-elect Donald Trump made fun of and mocked a disabled reporter who, because of his disease, did not have control of his hands and arms and his voice was not clear. Trump mimicking this reporter was insulting, demeaning and insensitive. Trump never apologized for his rudeness and disrespect of this disabled person.
Of course, all during the campaign for the presidency, Trump insulted and attacked women, Hispanics, African-Americans and on and on.
How did the American people elect a president who shows contempt and disrespect to disabled citizens? Trump says he wants to be president for all the people, but apparently not for me.