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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Colorado Mom and Her 7-year-old Girl with A Disability Escorted From Trump Rally

A Colorado woman says she was disappointed to be escorted away from Donald Trump's rally in Loveland Monday by U.S. Secret Service.

Jennifer Mau and her 7-year-old daughter, who has disabilities, say they attended the rally as an undecided family, wanting to know more about the Republican candidate for president.

report by Sally Mamdooh for ABC7 Denver News | Oct. 4, 2016

Her daughter was born without a jaw bone or ears and receives her nutrients from a feeding tube.

Amid the rally, however, Mau decided to leave with her daughter. Mau said that drew the ire of those surrounding her.

When we were leaving, somebody said, 'Why are you leaving?' and basically struck a nerve," Mau said. "I said, 'Why are you here? He makes fun of people like you.'"

Several people yelled at her - one followed her, telling her if she loved her daughter she should vote for Trump -- until she said Secret Service escorted her out of the rally.

Mau said she was saddened to be harassed for standing up for her daughter with disabilities, but she said she was happy to see some people walk out with her, saying her daughter is beautiful.


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