President Donald Trump made an incredibly sexist assumption while desperately trying to pander to suburban women on Twitter. And it spectacularly backfired. He did it after reversing an Obama era regulation that was designed to further diversify the suburbs and remove barriers that kept people of color from moving there. In this reversal, Trump has sent a strong signal to racists everywhere that he is “on their side.”
Trump’s poll numbers in the suburbs, especially among women, are dismal.
Former Vice President Joe Biden now holds a 17 point advantage over Trump among women over the age of 45 compared to the 3 point lead Hillary Clinton held back in 2016.
It’s just one reason why Trump is getting his butt kicked in several battleground states and why he is down by double digits to Biden overall.
So, Trump pathetically tried to reach out to women this week by claiming that Biden will “destroy” the suburbs and referred to them as “suburban housewives” as if he thinks it’s the 1950s.
The Suburban Housewives of America must read this article. Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better! https://t.co/1NzbR57Oe6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2020
It’s NOT the 1950s. Most women work in 2020 because staying at home to care for children and the household is about impossible now even with a husband who also works. Many women are single moms who are just getting by. They want solutions to the problems they face, not a scare tactic.
Women and other Twitter users were offended by Trump’s sexist fear-mongering.
I’m a suburban housewife who is totally creeped out by trump! Ugh! ?
— peacebee Ⓥ ???✍? (@kindlee55) July 23, 2020
Mr. “I’m so smart I can pass a dementia test” actually thinks he didn’t just offend every woman he was trying to impress with this nonsense.
I prefer presidents who aren’t unfathomably stupid and who do their job instead of tweeting all day.
But, damn, his self-owns are funny! pic.twitter.com/9xC9DYbPgi
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) July 23, 2020
I love how he capitalized it like we’re an official organization. Which reminds me, I don’t think I paid my SHA dues this month…
— Maggie Belcher (@GenesHairyMole) July 23, 2020
Did you just call me a HOUSEWIFE bitch?
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) July 23, 2020
This is what you do to suburban housewives.
— Amy Siskind ?️? (@Amy_Siskind) July 23, 2020
How fucking dare u call us Suburban Housewives. We work. We raise kids. We do more in 1hr than u have done in ur entire fucking life
And let me say this, those “Suburban Housewives” like me, are the ones who are going to vote your ass out of office
— WTFGOP? #NoSleepUntilNovember (@DogginTrump) July 23, 2020
Someone should ask President Trump what decade it is.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) July 23, 2020
Oh dear, I’d better ask Ward to read it for me and mansplain it to me when my chores are done. I’ll ask Wally and Beaver to clean up after they eat my homemade cookies. I need to get my pearls on so I can say Goodbye 45, 11/03/20. pic.twitter.com/woYyDWE62w
— iLeen (@BellaBells429) July 23, 2020
“Suburban women” probably would have worked a bit better https://t.co/4OKYioliyi
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 23, 2020
Words matter. Trump chose his words poorly. Now women have been reminded how he really thinks of them and can choose to vote him out of office because they will remember in November.
But even worse than that. Trump was using women here. His real message was to racists everywhere that he is one of them.
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