She had a *very* different reaction when she met President Obama.
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is a 9-year-old girl from Flint, Michigan, who is currently serving as “Little Miss Flint.” Earlier this year, she made headlines for her visit with President Obama.
In March, Mari wrote a letter to the president telling him about what she is doing to stand up for those drinking bad water in her community.
The city of Flint has been in the throes of a public health crisis after its water became contaminated with lead in 2014.
“I am one of the children that is affected by this water, and I’ve been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here in Flint,” Mari wrote.
She asked the president to meet with her and other members of her community in her letter.
Obama did her one better, and came to meet her and her community in person in April. She was really, really excited to meet him.
2. On Wednesday, Donald Trump also paid a visit to Flint to meet with residents. Mari was there too and had quite a different reaction to meeting the GOP nominee.
The look on Little Miss Flint's face perfectly encapsulating the American electorate, 2016. pic.twitter.com/YbyqdwQ6V9
— Colin Dickey (@colindickey) September 15, 2016
3. People online thought the photo said it all.
Little Miss Flint bravely deals w yet another toxic, orange-ish mess. pic.twitter.com/VHUxzQQhgM
— Allie Gross (@Allie_Elisabeth) September 15, 2016
4. They couldn’t help comparing Mari’s two reactions to meeting two different politicians.
Little Miss Flint is all of us in 2016. pic.twitter.com/grsNmSTBnd
— Abraham White (@abwhite7) September 15, 2016
5. “Little Miss Flint truly IS America,” one person wrote.
little miss flint truly IS america pic.twitter.com/47R9xtYttL
— Alex Bedder (@itgetsbedder) September 15, 2016
6. Others said her face perfectly summed up their feelings toward Trump.
I think most of the world feels like Little Miss Flint… https://t.co/l6OBW4xmco
— Andrew Johnson (@andrewjohnson) September 15, 2016
7. “I’ve seen kidnapping photo’s – where the victim is holding up ‘today’s newspaper’ – that were less alarming,” one person tweeted.
8. Mari looked a little more at ease in an interview with MLive.com about meeting Trump. Her mother, LuLu Brezzell, said they came to Trump’s speech to hear what he had to say about the problems in their community.
Video available at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=DE3nytjLnFE.
“I don’t expect him to come in here and say, ‘I’m going to wave a magic wand and fix it,’” Brezzel told MLive.com, adding she considers herself an independent voter. “It doesn’t work like that, but I do want to hear what he can offer the city if he becomes elected.”