Trump accuses tough questioner of being a Bush plant
After a member of the audience defiantly challenged Donald Trump at an event in New Hampshire Monday evening, Trump said the young woman was a plant by the Jeb Bush campaign.
Trump tweeted quoting a conservative website that said the woman was an intern for Bush.
"@Politics_Reddit: That feminist who called out Trump last night? She's a Jeb intern. http://t.co/aRroatryt6" Jeb always gets caught, sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015
The woman, identified as Lauren Batchelder, demanded to know if Trump would ensure that women are paid the same amount as men if he became president and if she would have say over her body.
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Trump responded that a woman "will make the same if you do as good a job." In response to the abortion question, Trump simply said, "I'm pro-life."
The Bush campaign responded that she has never been paid but volunteers at events.
"Like many in NH, Lauren is a student at St. A's who is passionate about and active in politics and attended this event on her own accord. While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign, we can't help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women," a campaign aide said.
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