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Hiker Says Her Photo With Hillary Clinton Was 'Absolutely Not' Staged


The New York resident taking a photo with Hillary Clinton on a hike the day after her concession speech has been accused of staging the picture.

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It happened in the woods near the Clinton estate in Chappaqua, New York Thursday. Hillary, Bill and their two dogs were on a stroll at the same time a young mother, Margot Gerster, was taking a hike with her daughter to try and shake off her sadness at the Democratic presidential candidate’s loss.

Gerster told Inside Edition of the Clintons: “They seemed like a normal happy married couple taking their dogs for a walk.”

After she posted the photo to Facebook, where it quickly went viral around the world, one internet troll remarked: "It's so fake, it is comical."

She contends that the hiking encounter is the real deal, telling Inside Edition the photo was "absolutely not staged" and that she's "saddened people think it's false."

Gerster once met the former New York senator before when her mother held a fundraiser for Hillary at The Crabtree Kittle House in Chappaqua.

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While watching Clinton’s concession speech Wednesday, Gerster said: "All I wanted to do is hug her... and tell her how proud I was to take my daughter with me to vote.

“Then I got to see her and actually do that and that's crazy amazing spectacular!”

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