RNC chair: ‘I think women are coming back’ to Trump
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel expressed optimism about the GOP’s support among suburban women, saying the demographic is “coming back” even as polling shows collapsing support for President Trump.
“I think women are coming back, women make the majority of the health care decisions and as they see us on track to a [coronavirus] vaccine, they see the therapeutics coming in, they want to see their kids in school,” McDaniel said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
McDaniel pointed to ongoing unrest in American cities such as Philadelphia, saying it “has really brought women back to President Trump, because they do not want to see cities burned down, the looting the rioting, they don’t want to see police defunding.” Unrest and rioting in cities such as Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wis., earlier this year did not lead to significant polling swings toward the president.
CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked McDaniel about comments by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), who suggested suburban women have moved away from the president due to personal distaste for him.
“I think we can get over if you don’t like somebody [and ask] how are they going to govern?” McDaniel responded. “I don’t know if I agree with Dan on that, I personally like President Trump, but if you look at taxes, I don’t want my taxes raised right now, I want to have energy independence, I’m really pleased with what he’s done with judges.”
Asked about comments from @RepDanCrenshaw who said a lack of suburban support for @realDonaldTrump is because of a “personal dislike,” @GOPChairwoman tells @margbrennan: “If you don’t like somebody how are they going to govern?” pic.twitter.com/OWrB6Aa6bJ
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 1, 2020
Brennan also asked the RNC chair about a video of Trump supporters seemingly surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas ahead of a Biden campaign event, which the president apparently retweeted approvingly.
“Certainly you don’t want harm and we shouldn’t be hurting other people, the president would not endorse that, so I can’t comment on that because I haven’t seen the whole video,” McDaniel replied.
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