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What You Need to Know About That Clip of Trump ‘Ignoring’ a Boy in a Wheelchair

J.K. Rowling tweeted a clip of President Donald Trump seemingly ignoring a little boy in a wheelchair.

However  the full video shows the President does greet the boy before moving to the podium.

Since this is all getting so much attention, though, let’s set some things straight.

Politics aside, disabled people deal with being ignored and overlooked every day — and it needs to stop.

Yes, Donald Trump said hello to that little boy, but the healthcare policies he’s been pushing could ultimately harm people with disabilities and health conditions.

Key components of recent Republican-proposed healthcare bills include:

Permitting insurers to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions

Making major cuts to Medicaid

Reinstating lifetime caps

The virality of this story should start a lot of necessary conversations.

And disabled people should be included in all of them.

Originally published: August 1, 2017
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