As someone with autism I find Trump especially sickening when I consider that if I ever acted like him: If I were so childish, disruptive, relentlessly petulant, if I told so many absurd lies, lashed out with no thought to consequence, if I were ever too emotional or anything less than perfectly logical not only would I be punished for being abnormal and not only would I be a widely acceptable target for bullies but my right to autonomy as a human being would be at risk.
We've all seen many times, both in the quotes submitted and for many of us truly brutal personal experience, that those not neurotypical are simply equated with psychopaths or animals incapable of the same capacity for thought as human beings and that this can justify the acts of people like Judith Newman and Whitney Ellenby. We're told we're not "normal" and that we deserve this treatment, for our own good and everyone else's.
But Donald Trump? He is everything that has ever gotten me this treatment, everything I was ever falsely assumed to be as far as morality or empathy could be concerned and far to the contrast of my experience rather than being constantly shamed and diminished this is exactly his appeal to the "normal" people that support him. He doesn't act "normal" like I was expected to. But he's the one that's socially acceptable. His right to self-determination could not be challenged in such a way that mine could. In fact he is considered fit to make those calls for others.
That is deeply, fundamentally wrong in my eyes. And even if he loses this election and is no longer directly situated to pull the entire world down the fact will remain that despite all he had done, all that was called out but never punished, he was still popular enough with what everyone would have characterized as the normal everyday everyman that this was a fight. What the hell is "normal" supposed to be any more especially to the ones who try to justify bullying as a way to enforce it?