Donald Trump can’t just win, he has to win by a landslide, the biggest ever. And when he doesn’t, he just invents a reality in which he does, lying over and over again until his followers believe it, against all evidence. He claimed the other day that he won a majority of the women’s vote in last year’s election.
Responding to speculation that women would not turn out to vote for him in the 2020 election, Trump said “Remember, women won’t like Donald Trump.“I said, ‘Have I really had that kind of a problem?’ … We got 52 percent. And I’m running against a woman. You know, that’s not that easy.”
Trump in fact claimed 52 percent of the vote of white women during the election, with his rival, Hillary Clinton, winning 54 percent of the female vote.
Overall, Trump got 41 percent of votes from women during the election, with only 4 percent of black women’s votes and a quarter of Latin women’s votes.
41%. That’s losing the women’s vote by a wide margin. But apparently only white women count. Black, Latino, Asian, Native Americans and other women have to be ignored in order for his claim to be true. And since they didn’t vote for him, they don’t matter to him and thus they don’t exist. Poof. Gone.