Tag: Protectionism

Portraying Muslims as a Threat to Women, Donald Trump Echoes ‘Us vs. Them’ Refrain

Amanda Taub, New York Times – August 16, 2016

Donald J. Trump, reiterating his call to restrict Muslim immigration to the United States, has adopted a tactic that has long been a mainstay of strongmen and sectarian provocateurs: portraying outsiders as a threat to women’s safety. In a foreign policy speech on Monday, Mr. Trump referred to the practice known as honor killings in Pakistan and the mass sexual assault on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne, implying that Muslim immigrants pose a threat to women in the United States.

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Trump Says Border Policy Helps Women Feel Protected

Ben Brody, Bloomberg – April 5, 2016

Women support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump because they “feel he’s going to be the strongest for the country in terms of protection, in terms of the border, in terms of ISIS, in terms of other countries,” he says on Fox News.

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Trump: Women like me because I’ll protect them from terrorists

Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico – April 5, 2016

Donald Trump on Tuesday touted his strength as a reason women are supporting his candidacy, insisting that female voters are backing the New York businessman because he can protect them from the Islamic State and more.

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