Mother and disabled daughter harassed at Colo. Trump rally
Jennifer Mau says that she and her 7-year-old disabled daughter Chloe were harassed at a Donald Trump rally in Colorado.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:06 PM
A group of Donald Trump rally attendees walked out of the event after the mother of disabled Colorado 7-year-old said she was harassed and had to be escorted out by the Secret Service.
Jennifer Mau told KMGH that she and her daughter Chloe were sitting in a group with other disabled people at the candidate’s rally in Loveland when she decided to leave after 20 minutes.
The undecided voter said that someone asked her why she was leaving, and that several people began yelling at her when she brought up Trump making fun of reporter Serge Kovalevski’s disability.
Mau said that despite the harassment from the Republican’s supporters, she and her daughter, born with birth defects, were comforted by the fact that other people walked out with her when they saw how she was treated.
Trump was widely criticized for mocking Kovalevski last November, swinging his arms and mimicking his joint condition.
More than 60 percent of respondents to an August Bloomberg survey said that it “bothered them a lot,” a higher percentage than any other issue such as him not releasing his tax returns or attacking the Gold Star family of Humayun Khan.
Mau said others at the Trump rally walked out with her.
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Representatives from other groups have also faced harassment from Trump supporters at his rallies.
In March a young black woman in Kentucky was pushed by a white nationalist who admitted to roughing her up but blamed tension on Black Lives Matter.
An 18-year-old half-Indian man named Jake Anantha and Rose Hamid, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab, were escorted out of an August rally in Charlotte.
Hamid said that she was told she was a “nuisance” after passing out pens and saying that Islam is a religion of peace.