It’s not just Trump who does not care a whit about disabled people. His cronies apparently do not care either.
On Tuesday, just a few hours after Trump issued yet another statement denying he did not mock disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski, someone who looked remarkably like Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee and Trump’s pick for White House Chief of Staff, took a seat at the New York-bound Amtrak.
What was remarkable was that he opted to sit in the seat reserved for people with disabilities.
A source claimed Priebus and many others from Trump’s transition team paid for first class seats and a photo was taken of the RNC chairman. Although the image is a bit grainy, you can still easily discern Priebus’ hairline as he holds a cell phone to his ear and covers his mouth with his hands. The sign above his seat is blurry but a source has confirmed that it reads “Reserved for Passengers with Disabilities.”
“At one point, Priebus ducked into another row and his assistants took over the disabled passenger seating,” according to the source at Jezebel.
Jezebel reached out to Priebus for a comment on this particular episode, but he was apparently not available.
However, Twitter users apparently have a lot to say about him.
I think that Reince thought that the seat designation included the mentally-challenged. https://t.co/JHN2WSbTSJ— Larry Wilson (@LarryWilson) January 11, 2017
Disability don't care. He can keep that seat. https://t.co/Nb4eWsk5FY— All Inclusive Liz (@elizejackson) January 11, 2017
I mean, Reince Priebus IS intellectually disabled, so I think it's okay he sat there.— Slav, buy a defender (@TheChozoRuins) January 11, 2017
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