One statistic shows why Hillary Clinton could destroy Donald Trump

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Donald Trump usually uses his gift for bombast to whip up anger that works to his political advantage. But it's also his opponents' greatest weapon against him.

Last Tuesday, during a victory speech after sweeping the Acela Primary, Trump boldly declared that Clinton's success could be attributed to her exploiting her identity to win votes.

"Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the women's card," he said, repeating a claim he's made in the past.

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One statistic shows why Hillary Clinton could destroy Donald Trump

Tim Kaine

The junior Democratic Senator from the swing state of Virginia could be a strategic selection for Hillary. Kaine also served as the governor of Virginia from 2006- 2010.

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Elizabeth Warren

The current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts is popular among progressive Democrats, and some even tried to draft her to run for president herself in 2016. 

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Sherrod Brown

Insiders believe that the senior U.S. Senator from Ohio could help Clinton increase her popularity with working-class voters, a group she has yet to win in a big way so far in primary contests.  

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Cory Booker

The U.S. Senator from New Jersey is both youthful and charismatic and would add racial diversity to a Clinton ticket. 

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Tom Perez

The current U.S. Secretary of Labor is considered a sleeper pick by many Democrats because he is not well known outside of D.C., but some believe his strength and popularity among union workers and other progressive groups could be an asset to Clinton's ticket. 

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Julian Castro

The former mayor of San Antonio and current U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has been rumored as a possible running mate for Clinton for months, but in May he said in an interview that the Clinton campaign hasn't talked to him about the role.

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Amy Klobuchar

Insiders confirmed that Clinton is definitely considering a woman as her vice presidential pick, and as U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Klobuchar has a seat Democrats would likely maintain. She's also been described as "by far" the most popular politician in her state. 

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Bernie Sanders

The Independent from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton's primary rival for the Democratic nomination, garnering a surprising amount of support. Bringing Sanders onto the ticket could help to unite both sets of supporters who have been split in Democratic primaries.

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Martin O'Malley

A former 2016 rival of Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley could help bring some executive experience, along with a slight youthful boost to the ticket.

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Tom Vilsack

The Secretary of Agriculture since 2009, Tom Vilsack also served as the governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. Vilsack could bring some governing experience along with swing state influence.  

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers and guests, inside the state legislature, in Denver, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Hickenlooper called upon Republicans and Democrats to return to an era of civility and compromise in his address to the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democrat-led House. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Evan Bayh 

Evan Bayh could bring a more right leaning brand of politics to the ticket. Bayh previously served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011, and also as the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.  

Joe Biden

While the likelihood of him agreeing to take on the veep job again might be low, Biden's popularity among Democrats would likely boost Clinton's chances. 

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Bill Clinton

Hillary's husband is technically allowed to serve in the job, and some legal experts even think he'd be able to take office if necessary. Unfortunately for the diehard Clinton supporters, a Clinton-Clinton ticket will probably be a dream that never comes true. 

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Clinton made use of her favorite rejoinder during her victory speech later that evening: "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!"

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But that wasn't the end of it. This time the Clinton campaign used Trump's outrageous rhetoric as a fundraising rallying point for her supporters. According to a New York Times report, the results were extraordinary — she pulled in a record-breaking $2.4 million during her last three days in April, "through emails and the purchase of related products ... [including] a hot pink 'Woman Card' ('Congratulations! You're in the majority,' the card reads), 'Deal me in' T-shirts and a deck of cards with statistics like 'Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.'"

Trump should be wary of continuing to cultivate his reputation as an unabashed misogynist — women make up a majority of the general electorate, and an April Gallup poll showed a staggering 70% of women viewed him unfavorably. Exploiting prejudice has served him well as he's approached the Republican nomination, but should he win it, he's going to have to remember that anger and fear will likely motivate those who oppose him just as much as it will inspire those who support him.

h/t the Huffington Post

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