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NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton’s campaign struck a nerve with millennials — and it wasn’t a good one.

After outlining her plan to tackle the student loan problem, Clinton’s presidential campaign team tweeted Wednesday: “How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less.”

Thousands tweeted back: Some with teary faces and burning money, but others also called the tweet insensitive and saw it as a demeaning attempt to reach out to a younger generation.

“Let’s not diminish the thousands upon thousands we’re paying back for dozens of years by making our opinions emojis,” one Twitter user said.

Others still were hung up on grammar: