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People With Disabilities Are Expressing Disbelief That Trump Is President

"If I met Donald Trump, he'd be happy to mock my disability. Imagine what he will do to people like me."

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People with disabilities took to Twitter to express their disbelief that Trump will be the next president after what he said about people with disabilities.

having autism and seeing a guy making fun of people with a disability tells me all I need to know about a person trump is disgusting

Trump was heavily criticized during the campaign for apparently mocking a reporter who has arthrogryposis, which restricts muscle movement.

i have a disability and i TRULY believe if you vote trump you have voted against me

"If I met Donald Trump, he'd be happy to mock my disability. Imagine what he will do to people like me," wrote one person.

If I met Donald Trump, he'd be happy to mock my disability. Imagine what he will do to people like me.

"I'm not ok," wrote another person considering the prospect of a Trump presidency.

If I were to criticize Trump to his face he would just mock my physical disability in return, yet he will likely lead my country. I'm not ok

"I have a disability and I found that very cruel!" wrote one person who said they have epilepsy.

I have a disability and I found that very cruel! I have grandmal seizures about two a week unless I'm stressed and… https://t.co/5fLpezJqV9

People also tried to offer support to their community. "I have a disability. I am fodder for Trump's abuse. But I know so many others are much more vulnerable," wrote one person.

I'm a woman. I have a disability. I am fodder for Trump's abuse. But I know so many others are much more vulnerable. I care. #ElectionNight

The family members of people with disabilities also took to Twitter to say they could never support Trump because of what he had said.

Coming from someone who will never love another human like I love my brother, who had a disability, I can't vote for trump

I will not let Donald Trump belittle people with disabilities including my sister, or treat them like they're nothing. #ImWithHer

"To make fun of someone with a disability is absolutely disgusting and repulsive," wrote one family member.

My brother has heart problems and for trump to make fun of someone with a disability is absolutely disgusting and repulsive🌓🙄😒

"My heart is ripped out," said a person who said they had a disabled parent.

As a person with a disabled parent, after what Trump had said about people with disabilities, my heart is being ripped out. Come on America.

Trump supporters, PLEASE explain to me how my friends in the disability community don't matter.

People with disabilities worried about their rights.

If Trump wins I worry about myself & everyone disabled. We already know he doesn't respect people w/disabilities. What about our rights? 😢

What would a Trump win mean for their financial security?

I am full of fear that a Trump win in conjunction with my disability takes away any chance I have at financial secu… https://t.co/A27D4uM2qu

People discussed their worries about cuts to disability benefits and medical insurance increases.

Tell me some more about how Trump voters are just economically anxious while I'm constantly worrying abt disability cuts & med price hikes

Is my mother's social security disability benefits at risk? #ElectionNight #Election2016 #Trump

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at michelle@buzzfeed.com.

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