I am a 28 year old writer living in Pennsylvania. Early on in life, I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (Autism) around the age of five. At age 10, I was also diagnosed with Ulcerlative Colitis (Crohns Disease). During the past decade, I have missed opportunities, due to this disease. I had to hold off practicing driving to get my license, I didn’t go to prom, and I couldn’t work during the summer. Fortunately, because of Medicare I was able to get treatment, complete my college degree, and live a full life.
As a person with Aspergers Syndrome, I was extremely offended when Donald Trump called a well-known and hard working reporter a liar, let alone mocked him in public in front of thousands and possibly millions of people. I have a disability and know what it’s like when people bring you down. I want a leader that can see what we can do to make a difference in the world. I want a leader who can take us seriously at what we do. I want a leader that believes in us all, no matter how different we may be. I don’t want Donald Trump.Read Alicia's letter