Warren on winning over male voters: I was told to 'smile more'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGOP set to release controversial Biden report Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt MORE (D-Mass.) answered a question on how to win over male voters in New Hampshire Monday, saying she “was told I have to smile more.” 

During a town hall in Exeter, N.H., a voter asked Warren, “how can we get men to vote for a woman for president?”

Warren responded, “How about we give them a tough smart woman to vote for?”

The Massachusetts progressive said her strategy revolves around talking to all people about her ideas and plans for change.

“I see this as a lot of women and a lot of men want us to have a country that works for not just a handful but a country that works for everyone,” she said. “And that’s what I’m counting on.”

She then said she would accept advice from the crowd on how to win male voters over, saying “I was told what I needed to do was smile more.”

Other female presidential candidates have hinted at gender discrimination, with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBattle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates Klobuchar: GOP can't use 'raw political power right in middle of an election' MORE (D-Minn.) saying Sunday that a woman with fellow candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE’s experience would not make the debate stage.

“Maybe we’re held to a different standard,” Klobuchar said.