Amariyanna Copeny, a vivacious 8-year-old from Flint, MI, got the opportunity of a lifetime when she met President Barack Obama earlier this year. Known as Little Miss Flint, Amariyanna ran and leaped into Potus’ arms, giving him a huge hug. The tender moment no doubt made its way around the Internet, and was naturally included in the famous #ObamaAndKids hashtag.
“When something like this happens, a young girl shouldn’t have to go to Washington to be heard. I thought her President should come to Flint to meet with her.” —President Obama on 8-year-old Mari Copeny. Mari, AKA “Little Miss Flint”, wrote to the President about how she’s working to bring attention to the public health crisis in her community, and yesterday she met the President in Michigan.
Unfortunately, that same softness and affection wasn’t exhibited when Amariyanna met Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In fact, Amariyanna looked terrified, or worse, Sallie Mae sent her account to collections.
Little Miss Flint bravely deals w yet another toxic, orange-ish mess. pic.twitter.com/VHUxzQQhgM
— Allie Gross (@Allie_Elisabeth) September 15, 2016
We can assume Little Miss Flint kept her composure and was polite to Mr. Trump, but it’s obvious this didn’t go as swimmingly as her previous encounter with the president.