“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:
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) October 14, 2020
maybe "suburban women" don't like him because their kids are out of food, out of school, and increasingly off of health insurance? https://t.co/YywxCZs50u
the kids in cages thing probably didn't help either https://t.co/XG2lo4SBly
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) October 14, 2020
The guy that has a one night stand then thinks you owe him something. https://t.co/ptTVxqwKrt
— Lea Black (@LeaBlackMiami) October 14, 2020
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 #TrumpPaidTaxesToChinaNotUS (@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
“Suburban women, will you please like me? I saved your damn neighborhood."
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 14, 2020
This can’t be real. And yet I know it is. https://t.co/B3pPrNPYpT
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) October 14, 2020
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.