He’s rude. He’s brash. He’s inconsiderate, sexist, discriminatory, cares about appearances, no empathy and he’s a criminal.
He’s a bully. He’s a failed businessman, he thinks he knows everything but he “doesn’t know what he doesn’t know” as they say.
But one thing I know….he’s not autistic.
And by claiming as much, you have insulted millions of people on the planet.
In case you hadn’t heard, George Will, in an article for Newsweek, claims that Trump has “social autism.”
“It’s not clear that he sees other people,” said Will, who also writes a regular column in The Washington Post. “There’s such a thing as a kind of social autism—that he just doesn’t connect with other people. There’s no point in saying, Well, maybe he’ll acquire it. This is not part of his genetic makeup. He’s 70  years old.”
I agree with him on one thing–there’s no way in hell he’s going to acquire any skills at this point. He thinks he’s successful and sees no reason to better himself.
But we must yell, scream and protest to anyone who will listen…we DO NOT want our kids associated with his boorish behavior.
I have never, ever seen one kid with autism (or adult, for that matter) who is as ill-mannered as he is. I’ve never seen a person with autism throw paper towels at poor people, grab women by the pussy and brag about it or compliment white supremacists.
There is, however, a disorder that is part of the autism spectrum, called social communication disorder. I don’t think he has that either.
I’m not a doctor or psychologist, nor do I play one on the internet. However, you may just want to take a peek at signs of narcissism and see who matches up.
I’m pissed off that someone as repulsive, gross and disgusting as he is…is being compared to our kids.
And from the article, a comment at the bottom:
Speaking as an autistic person….
How DARE you?
How COULD you think to scapegoat the entirety of the autistic community by blaming this man’s lack of basic human decency on some completely non-existent ‘social autism’ (which is not and has never been a real thing— autism is a socio-emotional disability, but ‘social autism’ is not a real term)?
Did your thought process go straight from idea to paper? Did you not take two seconds to THINK about how utterly hurtful this article would be to people who are autistic and have had to listen to this man decry us as diseased, damaged, and blame our neurology on vaccinations?
Even IF this man was absolutely, processionally diagnosed as autistic, it would NEVER be an adequate excuse for his behaviour. You put the rest of us down when you assume that autism makes a person incapable of feeling empathy, of being kind, of being able to speak about people without insulting them.
This man is incapable of these things not because he has ‘social autism’. He is incapable of these things because he has an EVIL personality. His brain, typical or atypical, has never been the problem. That defect lies in his HEART.
I hope you understand, Jason Le Miere, that this article was a direct and unacceptable attack on my community. I urge you to retract it.
That’s just it, it’s just a lack of basic human decency, nothing more, nothing less.
Our kids deserve better. Tweet them, write them, do whatever it takes to make him retract this.
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