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Calling Trump unwell doesn’t hurt Trump. It hurts disabled people.
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Calling Trump unwell doesn’t hurt Trump. It hurts disabled people.

Rebecca Cokley discusses some of the harmful rhetoric that has appeared following President Donald Trump's recent physical struggles that have been caught on camera.

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  • Rebecca Cokley

President Trump’s struggle to walk down a ramp and access a glass of water during his commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point has once again sparked questions about his well-being. Cable news networks like MSNBC and CNN dedicated time to discussing the president’s health and fitness for office.

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Authors

Rebecca Cokley

Director, Disability Justice Initiative