“Suburban women, would you please like me? Please. Please,” he said. “I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?”
Polls show Trump’s numbers plunging in the suburbs, especially among women. That’s prompted him to repeatedly claim he “saved” the suburbs by scrapping rules that made it easier to build low-income housing. Critics call the comments a racist dog whistle ― a not-so-subtle vow to keep people of color out of the suburbs.
Women ― suburban and otherwise ― were quick to fire back at Trump on Twitter:
Trump still doesn’t know who lives in the suburbs. He thinks it’s still June Cleaver white and all wealthy. Read a census, dude. https://t.co/MH1QWL8x6A
— Victoria Brownworth #VOTE (@VABVOX) October 14, 2020
I did a focus group tonight with women who voted for Trump in 2016. Not a single one was planning to vote for him again. https://t.co/hbgQA4OuXX
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) October 14, 2020
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