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Pelosi slams Trump for pledging to get 'husbands back to work': 'What century is he living in?'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted President Trump for pledging to get "husbands back to work" in his attempt to appeal to female voters during a campaign rally earlier this week.

"What decade is he living in? What century is he living in? So completely removed from the realities of life. And that has caused death," Pelosi said during a press conference in the Capitol.

Pelosi noted that nearly 1 million women - 865,000, according to government figures - left the workforce in September. That's four times the number of men, 216,000, who also dropped out of the workforce last month.

During a campaign rally in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Trump said he would help women's husbands get their jobs back as part of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Your husbands, they want to get back to work," Trump said. "We're getting your husbands back to work. And everybody wants it."

Polls have shown Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading Trump among female voters by double digits, particularly among college-educated suburban women.

During a rally in Johnstown, Pa., earlier this month, Trump asked suburban women to "please like me."

"They talk about the suburban women. And somebody said, 'I don't know if the suburban woman likes you.' I said, 'Why?' " Trump said. "They said, 'They may not like the way you talk,' but I'm about law and order. I'm about having you safe. I'm about having your suburban communities. I don't want to build low-income housing next to your house."

"So can I ask you to do me a favor? Suburban women, will you please like me? I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?"

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