Category: News Tracking

Study: Racism and Sexism Predict Support for Trump Much More Than Economic Dissatisfaction

German Lopez, Vox – January 4, 2017

A new paper by political scientists Brian Schaffner, Matthew MacWilliams, and Tatishe Nteta puts the blame back on the same factors people pointed to before the election: racism and sexism. And the research has a very telling chart to prove it, showing that voters’ measures of sexism and racism correlated much more closely with support for Trump than economic dissatisfaction after controlling for factors like partisanship and political ideology.

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Bill Clinton: “One Thing” Donald Trump Knows “is How to Get Angry, White Men to Vote for Him”

Sophia Tesfaye, Slate – December 19, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton was clearly still working through his post-election feelings when he told a local New York reporter that President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t know much,” but “one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”

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Meet the Real ‘Left Behind’ Voters: Black Women

Kristin Seefeldt, Newsweek – December 9, 2016

Some 93 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, but the women I spoke to also felt forgotten by the government and left behind by economic change. They have been abandoned by those hallmark institutions of the American dream that once promised a gateway into the middle-class—good jobs, home ownership, and post-secondary education—in spite of a public narrative that perhaps America has heaped “too much” help onto them. In fact, my research showed the opposite.

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Quote from Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech was Top Political Tweet of 2016

Women in the World, New York Times – December 6, 2016

Popularity was a contest she really won this year. Clinton can also take satisfaction that a quote from her concession speech and tweeted by her official account turned out to be the most popular political tweet of the year, and the third most popular tweet on any topic of the year, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday. “To all the little girls watching … never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” Clinton said in her speech the day after the election.

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The Winner of the Popular Vote Leaves a Complicated Legacy

Charlotte Alter, TIME – December 6, 2016

Winners get to write history. Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad. Hillary Clinton made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did. A female candidate in an election that didn’t hinge on gender after all, she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism. She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.

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Andrea Mitchell: Voters Saw Hillary as ‘Man,’ ‘Did Not See Humanity in Her’

Kyle Drennen, MRC TV – December 2, 2016

On her MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell decried the fact that the usual liberal identity politics did not work with voters in November’s election. Talking to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, she fretted over the revelation that campaign focus groups “showed that people related to Hillary Clinton as a man.”

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Trump Says He ‘Had a Lot of Fun Fighting’ Hillary Clinton

 

Katherine Faulders, Benjamin Siegel, and Alexander Mallin, ABC News – December 1, 2016

While President-elect Donald Trump teased an action plan for his administration at his first post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati, Ohio, he spent most of the evening taking a victory lap, touting his election night win over two dozen times as he recounted his campaign successes and mocked the media coverage of the election.

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America’s Other Next First Lady, Ivanka Trump?

Lindsay Brown, BBC News – November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania will become first lady when he is inaugurated in January. But it’s his daughter Ivanka that many political commentators believe will assume some of the political duties. Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign the 35-year-old was at his side, speaking at rallies and trying to win votes.

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Trump’s ‘Locker Room’ Talk Eclipses Clinton’s Historic Moment

Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer – November 6, 2016

As she claimed enough votes in June to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton credited “generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Now some Clinton supporters fear that the potential historic milestone for women Tuesday could be diminished by the gender controversies surrounding her rival.

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Melania Trump Modeled in US Prior to Getting Work Visa

Alicia A. Caldwell, Chad Day, & Jake Pearson, Associated Press – November 5, 2016

Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press. The details of Mrs. Trump’s early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them.

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