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Iowa Mother Rips Trump for Calling Emotional Moment with Daughter and Hillary ‘Staged’

During a campaign stop in Iowa, Hillary Clinton struck an emotional chord this week by giving a reassuring answer to a 10 year old’s question about speaking out against bullying in America. Now, the young girl’s mother is taking issue with Donald Trump, who said on Twitter that the whole thing was “staged.”

Fifth-grader Hannah Tandy attended Clinton’s talk at a school, and when she told Clinton about her experiences with being bullied at school, Clinton embraced her, complimented her bravery, and encouraged attendees to treat others with respect and care. Clinton also took a veiled shot at Trump by saying “it’s important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency, because that’s not who we are as Americans.”

Now, since Trump can’t go five minutes without stirring up the pot, he took the chance on Twitter to bash her again for accusing him of sexism, and said the whole exchange with Tandy was set-up.

To this, The Des Moines Register reported that Lexie Tandy, the girl’s mother, condemned Trump for lumping the 10 year old into his attack. While Tandy was not with her daughter as she attended the rally with family, she said no one asked her to take the microphone.

“I don’t want to get in a big match-up with Donald Trump, but let me tell you, I will be in one if he makes comments about my daughter,” Tandy said. “She’s just a little girl.”

Watch the Clinton question in the video above, via NBC.

[h/t The Hill]
[images via screengrab]

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