Donald Trump has consistently disparaged women…
It is what he does ….
With an election coming up in less than two weeks his continued attacks have only served to worry Republicans across the country who read of record number of voters (more women then men) saying they will cast ballots….
There’s no doubt that Republicans would prefer to talk about the economy, jobs and taxes in the final campaign stretch rather than fielding questions from local reporters about what they think of Trump’s remark about Daniels.
The tweet came a day after a federal judge threw out a defamation suit from the adult film actress, who alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006. The judge ordered her to pay Trump’s legal fees.
Dealing with questions about the president’s comments is nothing new for Republicans on the campaign trail. The “horseface” remark is just the latest in a string of crude and sometimes racially-tinged attacks that the president has lobbed at women.
Trump has called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog,” labeled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as “extraordinarily low-IQ,” described ex-Miss Universe as “Miss Piggy” and branded Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as “Pocahontas” in reference to her claims of Native American heritage.
Even Republicans who support Trump’s policies are deeply frustrated with his rhetoric, which they worry will further push away moderate and independent women from the party. Even if voters annoyed by Trump’s comments don’t vote for Democrats, they may feel so fed up with the nasty political climate that they will just sit out the election all together.
“I really wish he’d stop tweeting. We’re two and a half weeks out,” said Sarah Chamberlain, president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership. “I would hope he puts down his phone and focuses on the issues and keeps doing his job.”
Republicans are defending dozens of vulnerable seats this fall, many of which are in suburban swing districts, where college-educated women are expected to form a crucial voting bloc.
And there are signs that the GOP may be in serious trouble with women who hold college degrees…..