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Posing with kids is a cheap publicity stunt that usually backfires on the politicians who try it, because what interest does a child have in government? The same amount as an adult, honestly, but they're worse than grown-ups at hiding their emotions.

2016's presidential candidates have been no exception, trying their best to benefit from the looks of cute kids or vaguely interested tweens. Keyword: trying. Most of the time, all the candidate has done is prove that they can successfully create a terrible photo. Here are 17 times the current candidates managed to snap a memorable photo with an unhappy youth.