Note: RespectAbility, a nonpartisan nonprofit, is attending both conventions. We sought out attendees with disabilities to hear their thoughts about the convention. In this piece, we take a look at their opinions about Republican nominee Donald Trump, the Republican Party as a whole and the policies they would like to see in the future.
Cleveland, July 21 – As the Republican National Convention comes to a close tonight, disability remains a little discussed issue. With just a statement by Eric Trump that his father is running for “families with special needs children,” the word disability was not mentioned a single time throughout the entire convention on the main stage.