Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both announced their plans to run for president at the Democratic National Convention this summer.
But their stances on disability are at odds with one another.
Here’s what you need to know about each of the candidates:Trump is a Republican who has spoken frequently about his family’s experience with congenital blindness, which the president has described as “disaster” and “terrible.”
Sanders, the only Democratic candidate in the race for the White House, has been diagnosed with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair.
Trump has said that the disability can be fixed by “living as a normal, happy human being” and that his father had “a much tougher time than mine.”
Sanders, who has not previously addressed his disability, has said he would work with the Trump administration to make sure people with disabilities have access to health care.
He has also proposed a $15 minimum wage and expanded Medicaid, which would allow people with incomes under 138 percent of the federal poverty level to receive help with medical expenses.
Sanders’ policy platform includes a proposal to allow people in states with Medicaid expansion to use the money to buy health insurance, and he supports “public education” in schools, according to a statement.
Trump and Sanders’ stances on the disabled echo those of former president Barack Obama, who called his own childhood disability “disasters” and said he “did not have a disability” when he was elected in 2008.
The candidates have differed on a number of issues, from abortion to gun control to gun violence.
Trump has called for a ban on transgender people serving in the military, while Sanders has been critical of the U.S. response to the Zika virus outbreak and called for an end to the federal gun buyback program.