“…suburban stay-at-home wives make up about 4 percent of the US population” Will they save Trump?

Trump is trying to scare suburbanites perhaps on the basis of race (low-income housing signifying more diversity) but today he suggested that middle class PoC would agree because Trump probably believes, “who doesn’t hate the poor?”

The problem comes from simultaneously insulting women he deems “nasty”.

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As Ms. Harris joined the Democratic ticket, the president wasted no time calling her “nasty” and praising the “suburban housewife” he says will vote for him. His views are out of step with reality.

“She was extraordinarily nasty to Brett Kavanaugh — Judge Kavanaugh then, now Justice Kavanaugh,” Mr. Trump said of Ms. Harris, using “nasty” or some version of the word no fewer than four times as he referred to Senate confirmation hearings held in 2018. At the time, Mr. Kavanaugh, angrily seeking to rebut emotional testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, a professor who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a party in 1982, found himself on the receiving end of questions from Ms. Harris, a former prosecutor.
At one point, Ms. Harris asked the Supreme Court nominee whether he could think of any existing laws that govern the male body. Mr. Kavanaugh could not.
“She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing,” Mr. Trump said on Tuesday. “And I won’t forget that soon.”

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According to data compiled by Lyman Stone, a research fellow at the Institute for Family Studies who studies population, suburban stay-at-home wives make up only about 4 percent of the American population.

In a more detailed look at the data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2019 that the labor force participation rate for women with children under 6 was 66 percent. For mothers with children aged 6 to 17, the labor force participation rate was 77 percent.

Pollsters, referring to the president’s problem with alienating some supporters with his comments on race and gender, have long said that Mr. Trump cannot afford to lose the crucial group of largely white and largely suburban women who helped him win the presidency in 2016. But in June, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showed that 66 percent of suburban women disapproved of the job Mr. Trump is doing.

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— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 12, 2020

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— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) August 13, 2020

The insult is one Trump has levied roughly equally against men and women alike since becoming president, according to Factba.se, a data analytics company that tracks all of Trump’s public utterances. He did use it far more frequently during the 2016 campaign against women than men, said Factba.se founder Bill Frischling, although that was in part because he repeatedly brandished it against just one woman — Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whom Trump famously called “such a nasty woman” during a debate.
But the resonance of the adjective — the way the attack lands, the nuances in connotation — is often different when the recipient is a woman, and different still when that woman is a person of color. Calling a woman nasty, say many experts and women in politics, is another way to deliberately dismiss and demean female politicians.
“It really has become coded language for a woman, and it tries to put her in a place that is unacceptable to society,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, which works to elect pro-choice Democratic women across the country. “Our society allows for poor behavior by men but has little acceptance for anything but perfection by women, and so a term like ‘nasty’ really is just coded language, at least for a certain piece of the population.”

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— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 13, 2020

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— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 13, 2020

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— Richard Hine (@richardhine) August 13, 2020

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— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 12, 2020

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— David F. Ruccio (@Dfruccio) August 12, 2020

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— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) August 13, 2020

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— Alice Gorman (@drspacejunk) July 27, 2020

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