President Donald Trump tried to win over suburban women Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan by promising to send their husbands back to work as part of the coronavirus recovery.
“So I’m saving suburbia, I’m getting your kids back to school, get your kids back to school” Trump said, questioning why Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer still has lockdown measures in place.
“Hey governor, let your state open, get your kids back to school governor, not a good governor. And you know what else, I’m also getting your husbands, they want to get back to work, right? They want to get back to work. We’re getting your husbands back to work and everyone wants it.” (RELATED: Eight Days Out, Biden Holds Wide Lead Over Trump In The Rust Belt, Poll Shows)
Democratic Michigan State Sen. Curtis Hertel asked if Trump forgot “what century he is running for President in,” while Virginia candidate for Congress Jennifer Wexton reminded the president that “women have jobs, too.”
Donald Trumps pitch to women voters “were getting your husbands back to work.” Did he forget what century he is running for President in?
— Senator Curtis Hertel (@CurtisHertelJr) October 27, 2020
Word to the President: women have jobs, too. https://t.co/6VcrLUo4Ju
— Jennifer Wexton (@JenniferWexton) October 27, 2020
Earlier in the rally, Trump said he does well among female voters because “they want security, they want safety, they want law and order.”
“We’re going to do great. And I love women, and I can’t help it. They’re the greatest. I love them much more than men,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Trump has tried to appeal to female voters, asking women in Pennsylvania two weeks ago to “please like” him.
“Can I ask you to do me a favor? Suburban women, would you please like me?” he said. “Please. I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?”
Trump: Suburban women, will you please like me? pic.twitter.com/efn79VuVA3
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 13, 2020
The president has also tried to win over suburban voters in general by ‘saving‘ them from “low income housing” messing with America’s “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
Trump said in August that “suburban housewives” will vote for him because he ended a policy that expands low income housing in suburban neighborhoods.
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