When a public school teacher assigned her students to do a school project about their “hero,” it was a no-brainer for 11-year-old Bella Moscato. She chose Donald Trump, the greatest President of the United States in at least the past 150 years. But then, the class project took a turn for the surreal.
Bella’s teacher berated and shamed her in front of her classmates. She told the little girl to pick a new “hero,” preferably someone admirable like Barack Obama. The teacher then rattled off some of Rachel Maddow’s favorite fake talking points about Trump: Disrespectful to women, racist, xenophobic, Russian agent, doesn’t rewind VHS tapes before returning them to the rental store, etc. Keep in mind the weird balance of power in this exchange, too: Bella is an 11-year-old girl, while the teacher is an adult with a license from the government to “educate” children.
Yikes. Fortunately, Bella stood her ground and then her parents performed admirably as the cavalry rushing in to defend their little Trump-admiring offspring. Good for them! According to their parents, they “raised holy hell” with the school board and Bella did get to do her project on her preferred hero, President Trump.
But the story’s not over and Bella’s parents are not happy with the result so far. Check out their appearance on Laura Ingraham’s program on Fox News, where they explain the pathetic and tepid response from the school officials who bullied their daughter.