Here's How a Teen Girl's Life Was Affected When Donald Trump Attacked Her on Twitter

It's not great.

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This is an eye-opening read about what it's like when you stand-up to Donald Trump.

Over at The Washington Post, they follow the story of 18-year-old college student Lauren Batchelder who talked to Trump in a town hall a year ago.

From WaPo:

On Oct. 12, 2015, Batchelder attended a bipartisan forum in Manchester and said to Trump: "So, maybe I'm wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don't think you're a friend to women."

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Trump defended himself, saying he gave women positions of power at his construction sites, has influential women in his life and will fund women's health initiatives.

"I love women, I respect women, I cherish women," Trump said at one point.

Batchelder asked for the microphone again.

"I want to get paid the same as a man, and I think you understand that, so if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man, and do I get to choose what I do with my body?" she said, then threw her arms up in a questioning gesture.

Trump answered curtly: "You're going to make the same if you do as good of a job, and I happen to be pro-life, okay?"

The morning after the meeting, Trump freaked out on Twitter, calling Batchelder a "plant." What happened next is genuinely disturbing.

The teen girl's phone began ringing almost immediately. The calls she got were threatening, and often sexual in nature. Her social media accounts and her emails overflowed with similar scary messages. She was all over the news — including her picture — and she had to, basically, go into hiding.

Read the whole story to see how significantly an angry tweet from Trump can mess with a person's life. Sure, this was over a year ago, but Trump has since done it several more times with different people, and still more times since becoming President-elect. Will he continue to harass private citizens when he's the leader of the free world?

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