It didn’t take long for people watching Hillary Clinton’s town hall Wednesday to notice something not-quite-right about the girl who asked the presidential candidate the first question.
The observation sent Twitter to Defcon 1.
Emcee, actress Elizabeth Banks, pointed out the girl with the red bow:
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The girl asked a question portraying Donald Trump as a body-shaming boor:
“Hi, Madam Secretary, I’m Brennan and I’m 15 years old. At my school, body image is a really big issue for girls my own age. I see with my own eyes the damage Donald Trump does when he talks about women and how they look. As the first female president, how would you undo some of that damage and help girls understand that they are so much more than just what they look like?”
There couldn’t have been a more perfectly cast girl to ask such a question, which gave Mrs. Clinton a chance to riff on one of her favorite anti-Trump tropes.
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But, as Gateway Pundit noticed, the 15-year-old wearing a big red bow in her hair was herself right out of central casting.
It seems the young “audience member” is an actor and someone immediately posted her acting CV:
— No One ?? (@tweettruth2me) October 5, 2016
Leach has been cast in an uncredited role as a “runaway child” in the movie, “Once Upon a Time“:
And she played a “demon” in the movie called “Daimon.”
It wasn’t long before people on Twitter began to wonder if the kid was an audience plant asking staged questions.
Is Hillary using child actors to feed scripted, anti-Trump questions at her town hall meetings? You decide. smh -VJhttps://t.co/gotEPGf0mS
— RealVinnieJames (@RealVinnieJames) October 5, 2016
Hillary is hiring CHILD ACTORS for her rallies: Dem. Rep's daughter is child actor, asks Hillary staged questions! https://t.co/TSLizQvcir
— Makada ?? (@_Makada_) October 6, 2016
The hell you say! HRC cheats?@HillaryClinton
Hillary Caught Using Child Actor At Pennsylvania Town Hall. https://t.co/nyHrRIZ1L3
— ❌QFD Banned Veteran❌ (@JSOC_DF) October 6, 2016
Not a single journalist had the integrity to expose Hillary for using a professional child actor at her TownHall.
— ??ConfirmKavanaugh?? (@PMgeezer) October 6, 2016
In addition to presumably paid gigs, Brennan Leach has appeared in several school productions, receives professional acting lessons, and has been in two commercials for the Democratic production house “Devine Mulvey Longabaugh.”
The production company makes commercials for the anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, anti-fracking groups, a variety of Democratic candidates and causes, and for Leach’s dad, who is a state senator in Pennsylvania.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a kid who’s an actor wanting to ask questions of a presidential candidate — especially a young lady with political connections. But obviously Twitter followers wondered if the 15-year-old was asking for herself or just playing another scripted role.