The mom of a young boy with cerebral palsy has a message for the Donald: Stop saying he’s dumb.
In the latest of a series of tweets on the subject, Jessica Schulz wrote that her son is “smart enough to learn his own mind,” and “cognitively capable of self-correcting.”
The Trump administration has already taken aim at the media in recent weeks, accusing it of being “unfair” and “fake news” for its coverage of the president’s inauguration and his efforts to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Schulz, a journalist and mother of two, told ABC News she’s been “caught off guard” by Trump’s remarks and his attacks on the press.
“When he makes these attacks, I get really defensive because he’s not trying to hurt me,” Schulz said.
“He’s trying to say that it’s unfair that I’m getting this negative press, because that’s unfair to my son.
He doesn’t realize how much more important the press is.
He should be paying attention to it.
He’s a little naive that way.”
Schulz said she hopes to speak with the president about her son’s case and that he will also talk to the press about his autism.
“The media, in all fairness, has a role in our lives.
I’m just not going to let him take it away from me,” she said.”
If I had any concerns about him being a bigot, that would be the last place I would look for a job,” she added.
Trump on Saturday criticized the media for its reporting on his inauguration, and he called the media “the enemy of the American people.”
Trump said during a news conference in Washington, D.C., that he would not have won the presidency without the media and called them “the biggest enemy of my presidency.”
“I think that they’re a total and total enemy of our country,” Trump said.
He also accused the media of lying to him during the election, tweeting that the press had “lied to the American public and is now the enemy of America.”