Margot Gerste was simply taking a hike through the woods with her baby when she ran into Hillary and Bill Clinton also hiking. She posted a picture of the chance encounter, but since posting the image, Gerste has received all sorts of threats from Trump supporters over the viral image.
Now, Gerste just wishes the whole thing would “go away.”
“I don’t want to discuss this anymore,” she told the New York Post. “This story needs to go away. It got a lot of positive feedback from a lot of people, but I don’t want this to add on to this (blowback), I don’t want to fuel the fire.”
Many of the threats stem from claims that the whole thing was staged as part of an attempt to rebuild the Clinton reputation following a historic loss in the 2016 presidential election.
But Gerste insists it was just a random chance, saying, “It was very random. In 100,000 years, I would have never expected running into Hillary Clinton in the woods. It was a very positive experience for me and a lot of other people. That’s why I posted it.”