When 11-year-old Bella Moscato was asked to pick her “hero” for her sixth-grade project, she knew exactly who she would pick: President Donald Trump.
Trump has been Moscato’s “hero” for years. In third grade, she even dressed up as Trump for a class presentation.
“Donald Trump is my hero,” the little girl told News 12 in Long Island.
However, Moscato’s teacher immediately crushed her dreams of honoring her hero, telling her that Trump “spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women.”
But that’s not all, the teacher also allegedly mocked Moscato in front of her classmates, telling everyone that the president is not acceptable as a “hero.” Instead, the liberal teacher reportedly said former President Barack Obama would be better.
"That's what got me angry — I didn't like that,” the little girl said.
The girl’s father, Arthur Moscato, was furious when he found out about the incident and he stormed into a school board meeting to make sure they got his message.
"My daughter's hero is the president of our country. I can't believe anybody at the school would tell my daughter that that guy can't be her hero," Arthur told the school board. "I'm incensed by this."
Sachem Central School District superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham is denying the claim entirely and says the girl can do her project on President Trump.
"It is not accurate that this student was told that they were not allowed to conduct research or report on any individual for a school assignment, including President Trump. To the best of our knowledge, by choice the student is still conducting their project of President Trump," Graham said.
The Moscatos are not buying it. In fact, they are frustrated by the denial.
"No one should make a child feel that way, and you're supposed to protect my child," the father added.