Trump went on a racist tirade on Twitter, where he overtly attempted to terrify suburban white women into voting for him in November.
The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge! @foxandfriends @MariaBartiromo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
Low-income housing is racist code for African-Americans. The fact that Trump believes that there is a wave of suburban housewives in America is enough to disqualify him from the 2020 election. This isn’t 1955. This is going to come as a shock to Trump but the number of stay at home moms has hovered at 25%-28% since 1989. The number of stay at home dads is increasing.
Trump is speaking to a voting bloc that is mostly a figment of his imagination. Kamala Harris raised more money from women than from men during her presidential campaign. Trump thinks that white women are scared and looking for a white man to protect them from African-Americans moving into their neighborhoods.
It is sad that America has a president who believes that its people are as racist as he is.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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