Trump Campaign Accuses Jeb Of Sending ‘Plant’ To Ask Question

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After a woman asked Donald Trump a question about equal pay and how he treats women, the real estate mogul’s campaign accused former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign of sending the woman to the event.

Bush’s campaign on Tuesday confirmed that the woman is an unpaid volunteer with the campaign, but that her question was not sanctioned by the campaign.

While speaking at a No Labels event in New Hampshire on Monday, a member of the audience told Trump, “I don’t think you’re a friend to women.”

She then asked, “If you become president, will a woman make the same as a man, and do I get to choose what I do with my body?”

The Burlington Free Press identified the woman as Lauren Batchelder, an 18-year-old from New Hampshire. Batchelder lists on her LinkedIn profile that she is an intern at Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

Following the event, Daniel Scavino, an adviser to the Trump campaign, accused the Bush campaign of sending Batchelder to the No Labels event to confront Trump.

Trump himself followed suit on Tuesday morning.

Tim Miller, the communications director for the Bush campaign, confirmed that Batchelder has volunteered for the campaign, but he noted that the campaign did not approve her question or send her to the event.

Bush’s campaign did not respond to TPM’s request for comment.

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