Trump Called Deaf Oscar Winner “Retarded”, She Won The Internet With Best Comeback Ever, It’s Viral
Actress Marlee Matlin won an Academy Award for her work in the film Children of a Lesser God. She has used her celebrity to be a tireless advocate for people who are deaf like she is.
Predictably, Donald Trump is tone-deaf when it comes to respecting the differently-abled. Disgusting bigot Trump actually called Matlin “retarded” on Celebrity Apprentice.
Matlin shot back at Trump, saying, “Recent media reports have circulated that Donald Trump allegedly referred to me as ‘retarded.’ The term is abhorrent and should never be used. The fact that we are talking about this during a very important moment in U.S. history has upset me deeply.”
She added, “I am Deaf. There are millions of Deaf and hard of hearing people like me, in the United States and around the world who face discrimination and misunderstanding like this on a daily basis. It is unacceptable. So what’s my response? It’s not about insults or taking each other down. As a person who is Deaf, as a woman, as a mom, as a wife, as an actor, I have a voice. And I’m using that voice to make myself heard…and vote.” Can Trump get any more vile?