Little Miss Flint didn’t mince words on her critique of president Donald Trump’s failed promise to fix Flint’s crumbling water system.
Nine-year-old Amariyanna Copeny, who’s serving as the Youth Ambassador for the Women’s March, blasted Trump for prioritizing strict immigration policies over her community’s need for clean water.
Speaking at the ‘We Belong Together’ rally outside of the White House on Thursday, Copeny pointed out that president Trump promised to “focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure.” Instead, she said, he’s focused on building a wall and keeping immigrants out of the country. She also contrasted Trump with his predecessor, Barack Obama.
“I wrote a letter then to President Obama,” Copeny said in a speech. “Not only did he write me back, but came to Flint to meet me. President Trump also came to Flint. I met him. He was not so very nice to me at all.”
“Later on the campaign trail, [Trump] promised that he would fix Flint,” Copeny continued. “Unfortunately, this was one promise that he failed to keep, just like his promise to make American great again,” she said, adding that the one promise Trump whats to keep is “to build his wall.”
“Trump is tearing families apart with his policies on immigration,” she added. “And us kids are here to tell him, no more!”
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Little Miss Flint remains very displeased with President Trump. "He was not so very nice to me at all." pic.twitter.com/3vlqt6f2tB
— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) April 13, 2017