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

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles 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?”

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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 Jean KlobucharTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Overnight Defense: Dems unveil impeachment articles against Trump | Saudi military flight students grounded after shooting | Defense bill takes heat from progressives | Pentagon watchdog to probe use of personnel on border MORE (D-Minn.) saying Sunday that a woman with fellow candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll MORE’s experience would not make the debate stage.

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