Once, it would have been a national outrage and a stunning disgrace to the Oval Office if the President of the United States openly refused to shake the hand of a disabled toddler.
Nowadays, that insult to a child slips under the radar, shoved to the side by a veritable avalanche of increasingly heinous acts of rudeness and authoritarian pronouncements.
Just a few days ago, the President gathered a number of people willing to be political props, dubbing them the “victims of Obamacare” at the White House while he made a vague, rambling pitch for its repeal that was entirely devoid of any discussion of policy or the catastrophic effects that repeal would have.
When he was finished, he turned to shake the hands of those behind him – except for one child, who happened to be in a wheelchair.
President Trump’s utter disdain for the disabled is well-documented at this point. One of his most widely criticized decisions of the election was his crude imitation and mocking of a disabled reporter who had the nerve to write something critical of the Donald.
While this is far from the most horrific thing Trump has done this week – like openly condoning police brutality and appointing a military general to be his chief of staff – it just goes to remind us all, once again, what a heartless monster leads our nation.