Here's a nice little story of a deaf man who encounters the President of the United States, uses sign language to say something nice and is pleasantly surprised the President uses sign language reply to say "thank you".
How much did that little gesture mean to a deaf person? A lot of course. It was a nice little moment whether the deaf person or President are Republican, Democrat, or whatever.
Naturally, in the comments this becomes a vast conspiracy about how the President is an asshole.