Trump claims he won 52 percent of women’s vote, Black women say, “Nah”
President Donald Trump made false claims that the majority of women voted for him in 2016. We have no idea how he came up with this but we certainly aren’t surprised.
Speaking in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, at a campaign rally for Rick Saccone, a Republican candidate in the upcoming House special election, Trump, according to the Los Angeles Times came out with the following:
“Women! We love you! 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. But, ‘Women won’t like Donald Trump. It will be a rough night for Donald Trump because the women won’t come out.’ We got 52 percent, right? 52.”
52 percent? Not so fast
The LA Times actually has receipts that prove the gross misrepresentation of Trump’s claim with this statement: Exit polls found he got 41 percent of the votes from women in the election, not 52 percent. The figure he cited—52 percent—only counts if you only count white women. His vote total from Black women was a paltry 4 percent, and just 25 percent of Hispanic women voted for him.
As The Washington Post notes, Trump actually got only 41 percent of the vote from women. He got 52 percent from men.
When it comes to lies about Black Folks, Trump has priors
Back in January, the commader-in-chief took to social media to take credit for Black America’s historic low unemployment rate, tweeting “Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval ratings with Black Americans has doubled. Thank you, and it will get even (much) better!”
As the New York Times was quick to point out, however, Trump appeared to credit the comments to Fox News.
The Times, quotes Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade as stating, “Believe it or not, through all this negative coverage, they did a survey of 600,000 people about how black America views this president. His numbers have actually doubled.”
Kilmeade was referring to recent SurveyMonkey polling results, which found that Trump’s approval rating actually declined to 15 percent in December 2017, from 20 percent in February 2017.
According to the New York Times, the so-called doubling of support was misattributed as the company conducted over 600,000 interviews with adults of every race group, not just African Americans, as suggested.