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REALITY CHECK: Donald Trump Would Do Nothing to Help Americans with Disabilities as President


WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“Donald Trump has actively antagonized and mocked Americans with disabilities on the campaign trail – something I find unconscionable as an educator. Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to fighting for children with disabilities. From her first job with the Children’s Defense Fund to her presidential campaign, where she has pledged to fulfill the promises of the Americans with Disability Act, this has been her life. As educators, we stand up for our most vulnerable people. It’s very clear who is fit to be President.” - Jaim Foster, Elementary Educator, Arlington, VA

THE FACTS:

• “Donald Trump’s Properties Were Sued at Least Eight Times for Disabilities Violations” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-disabilities-violations_us_57e44c0be4b08d73b8307075

• “Donald Trump’s Worst Offense? Mocking Disabled Reporter, Poll Finds.” http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-s-worst-offense-mocking-disabled-reporter-poll-finds-n627736

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