Marlee Matlin: ‘Abhorrent’ for Trump to Call Me ‘Retarded’

Marlee Matlin ‘Abhorrent’ for Trump to Call Me ‘Retarded’Actress Marlee Matlin responded on Friday afternoon to a Daily Beast report about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calling her “retarded” for being deaf. “The term is abhorrent and should never be used,” Matlin said in a statement posted on her Twitter page. “The fact that we are talking about this during a very important moment in American history has upset me deeply.” The Daily Beast story came amid a series of reports about Donald Trump’s alleged serial sexual misconduct with women. “As a person who is deaf, as a woman, as a mom, as a wife, as an actor, I have a voice,” Matlin continued. “And I’m using that voice to make myself heard…and vote.”