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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Melissa Harris-Perry: “Since When” Has Racism or Sexism Disqualified an American President?

Emily Crockett, Vox – December 14, 2016

At a Tuesday forum hosted by the Atlantic on gender in the 2016 election, political commentator and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry said she wasn’t surprised that Donald Trump’s racism and sexism didn’t keep him from winning the election.

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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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Omarosa: Trump Will “Empower Women & Have Them Shatter The Glass Ceiling”

Carolyn L. Todd, Refinery 29 – December 6, 2016

Omarosa thoroughly believes that Trump is a fantastic man, as she explains in a new as-told piece in The Hollywood Reporter, titled “Omarosa: I’m Black, Female, and Donald Trump Is My Friend.” In it, she expounds on Trump’s respect for women and Black people, as well as her new role on Trump’s transition team: fostering diversity in the new White House.

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Omarosa Manigault Defends Donald Trump: ‘I Am Living the American Dream’ Because of Him

Caitlin O’Toole, US Weekly – December 6, 2016

Omarosa Manigault has penned a passionate essay defending her former Apprentice boss, Donald Trump, against allegations of racism and sexism, and revealing how the president-elect was there for her after her brother’s murder and the sudden death of her then-fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

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One Factor in Hillary Clinton’s Defeat: Lack of Support From Some Women Voters

Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal – November 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to win married women, but a lack of support from other pockets of the female electorate helped block her path to the White House. White women overall voted for Donald Trump by a decisive margin, and white women without college degrees broke even more heavily for the Republican nominee, according to exit polls.

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Samantha Bee Slams White Women After Donald Trump’s Win

Nigel Farage Jokes about Trump’s Alleged Sexual Assaults

Peter Walker, The Guardian – November 10, 2016

Nigel Farage has claimed to be “the catalyst” for the rise of Donald Trump, referred to Barack Obama as a “creature”, and joked about Trump’s alleged sexual assaults on women. In a jubilant interview with TalkRadio from Spain, before he was due to fly to the US, Farage joked several times about the idea of the US president-elect sexually assaulting Theresa May when he met her. Farage, the interim Ukip leader, was increasingly open in his backing for Trump after he spoke at at a rally for the Republican candidate in Mississippi.

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Behind Trump’s Victory: Divisions by Race, Gender, Education

Alec Tyson and Shiva Maniam, Pew Research – November 9, 2016

Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. 8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.

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