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Trump's Claim That The Majority Of Women Voted For Him Is Incredibly Misleading

Trump's Claim That The Majority Of Women Voted For Him Is Incredibly Misleading
Updated 2 months ago

President Trump was at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, appearing on behalf of the Republican candidate for the 18th Congressional District, Rick Saccone. He is running against Democrat Conor Lamb to fill the seat left by Tim Murphy. It's an unusually tight race in a district the President won by twenty points in 2016. Of course, there was the  usual Trump hyperbole and truth stretching, but one particular comment is drawing ire from the Twitterverse.

During the rally the President said:

Women! Women we love you! Hey, didn’t we surprise them with women during the election. Remember? 'Women won’t like Donald Trump' I said have I really had that kind of a problem? I don’t think so. We got 52 per cent, right? 52. And I’m running against a woman! You know it’s not that easy.

There's something very wrong with this statement, since he's counting only white women. Among women who actually voted, 52% of white women voted for Trump, but only 25% of Latina women voted for him, and just 4% of Black women voted for him. Hillary Clinton won 54% of the female vote. It should also be noted that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of nearly three-million.

The moment was caught on tape for all to see:

William Mullaly, a writer for Al-Arabiya, was quick to point out how problematic this was:

Some wondered whether he really believed his own lie:

People had some harsh words for the women who did vote for him:

And many called out the President's attraction to fascist propaganda, rhetoric, and tactics:

Remember, everyone...