I've never seen such terror in the eyes of a little girl as I see in the eyes of Little Miss Flint meeting Trump pic.twitter.com/K0OZAtTF08— Derek Juntunen (@djuntunen) September 15, 2016
Donald Trump’s trip to Flint, Michigan, was one awkward mess.
The crowd heckled the Republican presidential nominee and then a pastor gloriously interrupted him mid-speech, chastising him for talking politics instead of discussing the city’s water crisis. It’s safe to say the business mogul did not receive the warm reception he had probably hoped for – in fact, his photo with a little girl in tiara and a sash aptly sums up how the city apparently felt about his visit.
Young activist Amariyanna Copeny, who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama about the contamination crisis and earned the title of “Little Miss Flint” after the president actually came to meet her, recently had the "displeasure" of meeting Trump – one of the two people in line to become the next commander-in-chief.
The 9-year-old appeared half-terrified, half-disgusted to be touched by the candidate.
The photo, which is now going viral, stands in stark contrast with the one taken during Obama’s visit to Flint earlier this year.
@TomFerda Lol oh noo!! She doesnt look happy at all!— Coreetta S Buchan (@CBuchanpro) September 15, 2016
Unsurprisingly, the internet had a field day with Trump’s latest photo op disaster.
Little Miss Flint meeting Obama vs. Little Miss Flint meeting Trump pic.twitter.com/PNGzaWJQ9y— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) September 15, 2016
This little girl wishes she was somewhere less scary, like in a dark room with a clown holding a machete. pic.twitter.com/NjEB3YJTka— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 15, 2016
I've seen kidnapping photo's - where the victim is holding up 'today's newspaper' - that were less alarming. pic.twitter.com/e4VaczQhSQ— Pin Head (@PiercedSkull) September 15, 2016
This poor kid never imagined being Little Miss Flint would require this. pic.twitter.com/MBrC7uZjl9— TinaForHillary (@trcfwtt) September 15, 2016
He's like an evil giant Oompa Loompa! Run, little Miss Flint, run for your life! https://t.co/qkKBoguZO2— (((Mama))) (@mamanastase) September 15, 2016
Then there was this.
Meanwhile, Copeny’s mother LuLu Brezzell told the media she remains undecided about the election and wanted to see what Trump could bring to the discussion.
“Hillary’s been here, we hear what she had to say,” she told the Flint Journal. “Now I want to hear what [Trump] has to say.”
Well, her daughter’s expressions seem to have said it all already.
Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Jonathan Ernst