#WomenWhoVoteTrump unite behind Republican candidate despite lewd comments
Trump’s past has come back to bite his White House bid in recent weeks, with the billionaire businessman being forced to apologize for a 2005 audio recording in which he was heard bragging about grabbing women “by the p****.”
More recently, a 1992 recording of Trump emerged showing how he made inappropriate and lewd comments about a young girl.
“I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” he can be heard to say, as the child travels up an escalator.
But it appears the series of embarrassing revelations have not struck a chord with some of Trump’s female supporters who have taken to Twitter to defend the Republican candidate under the hashtag #WomenWhoVoteTrump.
I never knew I was so rare! According to polls, I'm not "supposed" to support Trump. Female, 45, MBA. MEDIA WRONG AGAIN #womenwhovotetrump— Rebecca R Winterowd (@RWinterowd) October 14, 2016
The online movement was trending on Twitter on Friday and provides an insight into the reasons why some women are overlooking Trump’s latest scandals and standing by “their” man.
#WomenWhoVoteTrump, like me...are strong, intelligent individuals & quite able to care for themselves without the assistance of government.— andieiam (@andieiamwhoiam) October 14, 2016
#WomenWhoVoteTrump are tired of corrupt politicians, Washington elite, Celebrities telling us who to vote for, MSM bias, the establishment— Beverly Cross (@Bevansley1017) October 14, 2016
#WomenWhoVoteTrump are the most educated on the issues & refuse 2 vote 4 a Woman simply because she's a Woman. Jobs, Security, Fair Trade.— Susan Ferguson (@MsSusanFerguson) October 14, 2016
I will no longer be owned by the dishonest media or the phony government, that's why Trumps got my vote ! #WomenWhoVoteTrump— Roo🇺🇸 (@CajunKangaroo) October 14, 2016
#WomenWhoVoteTrump want someone who will enforce the laws of our country, not find a way to personally get around them for herself.— Cari Kelemen 🇺🇸 (@KelemenCari) October 14, 2016
However, the popular hashtag thread has been condemned by those opposing the controversial presidential candidate for being “disgusting” and “sad”.
The tweets in this thread are disgusting. Republican women receive the worst hatred from "feminists" and "liberals". #WomenWhoVoteTrump— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) October 14, 2016
It comes two days after Donald Trump’s son, Eric, reportedly circulated a map in a fundraising email with an infographic supposedly depicting the Republican’s rising popularity throughout the US. The map looks very similar to one posted to Twitter on October 11 by journalist Nate Silver, claiming it represents how the results of US presidential election would look if only men voted.