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Fresh off the news that a Donald Trump supporter decked a 69-year-old woman outside a rally in North Carolina, a photo of the GOP nominee alongside Little Miss Flint has the internet practically in stitches. What's that saying about how many words a picture is worth? It's like 100 words, right? 1000? Let's just say this particular picture is worth all the words:
Amariyanna Copeny, the 9-year-old activist known to many as Little Miss Flint, bumped into Trump Wednesday at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Michigan. According to MLive, Trump was in town to meet with "church leaders." During this same event, Trump would later be cut off mid-speech by Rev. Faith Green-Timmons after he started bashing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"I don't expect [Trump] to come in here and say 'I'm going to wave a magic wand and fix it,'" LuLu Brezzell, Copeny's mother, told MLive Wednesday. "It doesn't work like that, but I do want to hear what he can offer the city if he becomes elected." Twitter did wave a magic wand, however. A magic wand of jokes:
Copeny penned a letter to President Barack Obama earlier this year urging for prompt federal response to Flint's water crisis. Obama eventually wrote back, coming through for his own Flint visit in May. Copeny has also been a mainstay at protests and demonstrations all across the nation. "You're right that Presidents are often busy, but the truth is, in America, there is no more important title than citizen," Obama told Copeny in his response letter. "I am so proud of you for using your voice to speak out on behalf of the children of Flint."