College Student Trump Targeted On Twitter Says She Received Death & Rape Threats

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It's happening so often it hardly seems worth saying things like "this isn't normal" anymore. It's time to accept that the President-elect of the United States of America is a man who uses his Twitter account to settle scores and hit back against sleights, both real and imagined. Now, a college student who questioned Trump and was threatened into silence after he mentioned her in a tweet is finally speaking out. And her story, and the stories of other everyday Americans who Trump has put in the cross hairs of his rabid Twitter following, are a chilling sign of how the most powerful man in the world will handle dissent and criticism while in office — 140 characters, and millions of angry and dangerous supporters, at a time. Lauren Batchelder was an 17-year-old college freshman in October 2015 when she attended a political forum in New Hampshire, where Trump was speaking, according to the Washington Post. During the event she stood up and said, “So, maybe I’m wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women." Trump then gave his standard response about the women he's promoted within his company, and repeated the condescending refrain from the campaign trail, "I love women, I respect women, I cherish women," according to the Washington Post. Batchelder wasn't satisfied with that answer and asked for the mic again and said, “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?" Trump then seemed to become irritated that he was being challenged and snapped back, “You’re going to make the same if you do as good of a job, and I happen to be pro-life, okay?" The next morning Trump tweeted this attack. Again, please remember this was against a 17-year-old...

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