It seems obvious to me that the girl’s scrip writer either does not understand just what bullying is, or are hoping to expand its definition, first read the exchange and then I will explain:
10-year-old Hannah Tandy was conveniently seated in the front row; even Morning Joe speculated on whether the situation was a set-up. Tandy tried to deliver her lines, but they got stilted as she recited: “What are you going to do about all this bullying? Not just because of just people who want to be mean but mental and physical and diseases that have people that they’re able to live with every day.”
Hillary, doing her best impression of a child psychologist, intoned, “Can you tell me a little bit more about why that’s on your mind?”
The girl responded, “I have asthma and occasionally I’ve heard people talking behind my back about not wanting to be near me because I have asthma.” Then, rushing through the next line so she could get through it without the appropriate commas, she sang out, “I mean people it’s not contagious.”
One would think she meant to ask, “I mean, people, it’s not contagious.”
Where is the bullying in this story? Since when did talking behind someone’s back become bulling? is shunning, that what this would fall under, a new form of bullying? I sure as hell wish that the bullies that used to beat the crap out of a liot of kids when I was going to school would have just decided not to be near the ones that they left on the school playground when the bell rang.
That was really brave. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be, you know, a young person in today’s world where that’s coming at you all the time. So I do think we all have to speak up and speak about trying to create an atmosphere where bullying is not appropriate, where it’s not allowed. I really do think we need more love and kindness in our country. I think we are not treating each other with the respect and the … and the care that we should show toward each other and that’s why it’s important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency. Because that is not who we are as Americans.
How did that make the girl brave? Is she going ton get the crap beat out of her when she goes back to school? I don’t think so.
Trump, as I, believes that the girl was a plant, and had been supplied both the question, and the reason she asked it. The problem is that her scrip writers just do not understand what constitute bullying.
When CNN called Hannah Tandy at home, she initially said that the moment at the event was only a “blank” to her, but then suddenly launched into eloquence: “I learned that not everybody has this opportunity, but when you get a reaction from someone as powerful and as famous as Secretary Clinton, you realize everybody has something in common, from the most powerful to the most poor people in the world. We all have something in common. We all have human ingenuity and we all have feelings.”
Just a normal 10-year-old here, folks. Move along.