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College-Educated Women Are Fleeing Donald Trump. It Could Cost Him North Carolina

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a group of people on a field: Voters wait in line outside the Herbert C. Young Community Center in Cary, N.C. on the first day of early voting on, Oct. 15, 2020.


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Voters wait in line outside the Herbert C. Young Community Center in Cary, N.C. on the first day of early voting on, Oct. 15, 2020.

Four years ago, Democrats in North Carolina were feeling pretty good at this point in the campaign. They had almost 390,000 projected Democrats’ ballots banked. A CBS/ YouGov poll taken in the last week of October had Hillary Clinton up 3 percentage points. And I spent that Halloween weekend watching Clinton volunteers fan out over suburban neighborhoods in Raleigh and Durham to marshal a political machine that seemed unstoppable.

Within days, Clinton lost by almost 4 percentage points.

Fast forward four years. Democrats have four times as many early votes already cast, with almost 1.6 million expected blue ballots in place. The same CBS/ YouGov poll has Joe Biden up 4 percentage points. No one is really knocking on Democratic doors right now, as the pandemic forced campaigns to move off doorsteps and onto television and smartphones. Still skittish from four years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find Democrats counting on the state as a sure thing.

That cautious restraint seems a wise course for all parties in North Carolina, whose political fortunes we will consider today as The D.C. Brief uses the final days of the campaign to tour the battleground states. North Carolina is a typically red state; Barack Obama’s win there in 2008 was the first time a Democrat carried the state since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Obama and the Democratic Party were so worried about it slipping from their grasp in 2012 that they held the party’s convention in Charlotte. (It wasn’t enough. Mitt Romney prevailed by 2 points.)

In a sign of just how worried Donald Trump and his Republicans are about the state this year, they, too, decided to hold his re-nominating convention in Charlotte. (That is, until the pandemic made mass gatherings a public-health risk and the GOP ultimately decided to hold Trump’s second-term launch party at the White House — in violation of ethics laws.)

North Carolina is part of the fast-changing South, fueled by an exodus to the Sun Belt and an influx from declining manufacturing hubs of the Midwest. The North Carolina suburbs that once were havens for conservatives are seeing Democrats seeping into their cul de sacs and faux farms. Four years ago, a plurality of North Carolinians reported they lived in the suburbs — 39% — and Trump carried them by 14 percentage points. Clinton carried the 37% of voters who live in the cities by 15 points. Trump’s rural blow-out by 19 points gave him the win.

These days, the ring counties around Charlotte and Raleigh are less red than they were in 2016, in large part because many of those middle-of-the-road voters have had it with Trump’s antics.

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Take a look back at Liza Minnelli’s wedding with special guests Michael Jackson, Martine McCutcheon and Donald Trump

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In 2002 Michael Jackson’s best friend, David Gest, married Liza Minnelli in what was at the time a glamorous star-studded wedding.

As well as the king of pop being at the nuptials, OK! magazine also attended the bash along with a huge list of showbiz names.

EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon played the role of bridesmaid and Michael Jackson was the best man.

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Liza Minnelli and David Gest married in 2002

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Some of the guests included EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon

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Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor were also guests

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The couple kept their outfit choices simple and plain

Entertainer Liza wed producer David in March, 2002, in New York City’s Marble Collegiate Church with best man Michael Jackson.

Backed by a 60-piece orchestra, Tony Bennett entertained the 500 guests belting some of his classic hits.

At the time the wedding was one of the most expensive celebrity nuptials ever, racking up a total cost of $3.5million.

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Jackie Collins upped the glitz factor

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All eyes were on Liza as she walked down the aisle

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Martine looked dazzling in an all black dress

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The bridesmaids all opted for different dresses

The happy couple were originally introduced to each other by Michael Jackson, who was best friends with David.

Together, David and Michael worked alongside each other promoting concerts and a one-off TV show banking around $20million.

David had even booked Liza to perform at one of his concerts before they started dating.

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Liza and David exchange their rings

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Liza poses with some of her ushers

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All the bridesmaids turned up in black

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The dramatic alter took centre stage at the wedding

For the big wedding day Liza wore a Bob Mackie off the shoulder pearl white dress that showed off her décolletage.

Carrying a simple cream bouquet of roses the singer and daughter of Judy Garland looked smitten as she posed for pictures with her new husband.

David also kept things low-key with his outfit opting for a black tuxedo with matching bow-tie.

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Donald Trump attended the wedding with his then girlfriend

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Baywatch star David Hasselhoff was one the many celebrity guests

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Michael didn’t perform at the wedding but had a great seat at the event

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All eyes were on David and Liza

According to Page Six, David said of his bride: “She’s the most beautiful woman in the world.”

Donald Trump declared the nuptials “the best” he

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Donald Trump keeps begging women to vote for him

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says her job has been great for her as a working mother. Former campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson says it was great for her as a working mother. “I am one of the not-moms on the staff,” jokes a childless female employee of the Trump Organization.

It’s not hard to imagine why this film was made or who it’s for: This president is more obsessed lately with “Suburban Housewives” than a Liane Moriarty novel. “They talk about the suburban women, and somebody said, ‘I don’t know if the suburban woman likes you,’ ” Trump fretted from the lectern at a rally last week. “Suburban woman! Will you please like me?!”

In a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, likely female voters preferred Biden to Trump by 23 points. Other recent polls have also shown gaps: In swing state Michigan, working class White women narrowly preferred Biden to Trump, 52 percent to 45 percent, according to an NBC News/Marist poll. In a Pew Research Center poll, Hispanic women nationally preferred Biden over Trump by 44 points; Black women by 85.

The same Pew poll found that suburban women — the object of Trump’s pleading fixation — preferred Biden by 19 points.

After Trump’s first presidential debate, a woman participating in a televised panel for undecided voters was asked by veteran GOP pollster Frank Luntz to sum up Trump’s performance. In a clip that went viral, the stunned Pennsylvanian said debating Trump was like trying to win an argument with a “crackhead.”

She is now a Biden voter, too.

If the polls are correct and Trump loses, it will be because of women. Women of color in particular, who have never supported Trump. But also late-to-the-potluck White women. Country-above-party Republican women. Grit-your-teeth former Bernie supporters. Women who knitted their pink hats for the Women’s March held the day after Trump’s inauguration back in 2017, who have cringed and sighed their way through endless indignities, and who have never really stopped being furious.

Four Octobers ago America listened to its future president say that because he was a celebrity he could do as he pleased with female strangers, including, “Grab them by the p—y.” That’s the part of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape that got all the attention, but the seldom-cited first part, in which Trump describes his attempt to court a married woman, is revealing in its own way.

“I moved on her very heavily,” Trump tells Billy Bush. “In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. I moved on her like a b—-.”

The woman was not receptive. But the story still crystallizes what the president apparently considers a skillful seduction of other people’s wives: shopping, decorating, a nonstop orgy of sofas reflecting Trump’s own tastes and assumptions.

Is this what he thinks women want? Is this what he thinks women care about?

The manner in which Trump now

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Donald Trump has a problem: White women in Pennsylvania

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“I was wrong. Boy was I wrong,” said Bortz, who is white. Her change of heart is due to the “lies,” the “division” and Trump’s attacks on veterans. And she said there are friends and neighbors just like her — Democrats who voted Republican in 2016 but are now flipping back.

“We were joking about forming a group, like the, ‘We’re so sorry, group,’” she said.

Bortz isn’t alone: Women in Pennsylvania and across the country are leaving Trump behind, including the white women who helped power his victory four years ago, according to polling in key states. White women with college degrees in Pennsylvania are especially done with him, rejecting him at even higher rates than they did in 2016. And while Trump is still winning white women without college degrees in the state, he’s doing so by a much smaller margin than in 2016.

In a place like Pennsylvania — a state Trump won by only 44,000 votes in 2016 and which is now widely considered the tipping-point state in the Electoral College — those margins matter. Joe Biden is beating Trump by a polling average of 6.7 points in the state, according to FiveThirtyEight. And white women are a major part of the reason.

Aware of the threat to his reelection bid with 15 days to go, Trump made a direct appeal to women in Pennsylvania last week, baffled by their apparent aversion to him.

“Suburban women, will you please like me?” Trump bellowed into a crowd in Johnstown, a small city east of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. “Please. I saved your damn neighborhood, okay?”

But white suburban women aren’t answering Trump’s plea. In 2016, Trump won white women in the state by 50 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 47 percent, according to exit polls. Now, Biden is ahead by as much as 23 points with white women, according to a Quinnipiac survey from earlier this month. A Washington Post/ABC poll of Pennsylvania voters in September showed a similar lead, with white women preferring Biden by 13 points. Among suburban women overall, he’s ahead by 18 points.

In a Monmouth poll from late September to October, Biden led among Pennsylvania women overall by 26 points — and the large spread is also due Biden’s overwhelming support among Black and brown women. Across polls when women are asked whom they trust more to handle the coronavirus pandemic, they also pick Biden, in most cases by double digits.

The numbers present a serious dilemma for Trump. Trump’s campaign has tried to grow his margins with Black and Latino men, but there are only so many of those voters in the majority-white Pennsylvania — and most favor his opponent.

It leaves the president with two options: Either find a way to ramp up turnout among working-class white voters in the state, specifically white men. Or turn things around with the white women who helped propel him to the White House four years ago. In interviews with voters and party officials throughout

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Donald Trump’s latest message to suburban women? I fixed the dishwasher!

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President Donald Trump is getting desperate. He knows he is losing the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden. And he knows that suburban women have fled from him in droves over the last four years — and he needs them back (or at least some of them) if he wants to have a serious chance of pulling off a come-from-behind victory on November 3.



Signage is displayed on a Whirlpool Corp. Maytag brand dishwasher machine at the Valley Appliance Sales store in Peru, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, July 20, 2018. Whirlpool Corp. is releasing earnings figures on July 23. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Signage is displayed on a Whirlpool Corp. Maytag brand dishwasher machine at the Valley Appliance Sales store in Peru, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, July 20, 2018. Whirlpool Corp. is releasing earnings figures on July 23. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Which brings me to a Trump campaign rally on Sunday night in Nevada. And Trump’s latest attempt to convince suburban woman that he is their guy. Here’s the pitch:

“Go buy a dishwasher. I said what’s wrong with this thing? It doesn’t clean the dishes right. The women come up to me, the women who they say don’t like me — they actually do like me a lot. Suburban women, please vote for me. I’m saving your house. I’m saving your community. I’m keeping your crime way down.”

OK, so. The logic behind this argument goes like this.

1.Suburban women are the ones who do the dishes in their households

2. Dishwashers make doing the dishes easier

3. Trump made the water pressure in dishwashers better

4. Dishwashers now work better

5. Suburban women must vote for Trump

Yes, really. That’s the logic.

That Trump would even put voice to such a ridiculous argument reveals that he is still existing in a “Mad Men” sort of world, in which women are frazzled housewives who are focused solely on making sure the laundry is done, the dishes are washed and there’s a warm meal on the table before their husband gets home from his exhausting day of earning the family’s keep at work.

It’s a stunning — and unintentional — admission by Trump about how he a) regards women and b) what he believes will sway their votes. He made dishwashers work better! He’s “saving your house,” ladies! Come on.

That warped view of what women — including housewives — do and value comes after Trump has spent weeks trying to scare suburban women into voting for him.

Here’s Trump riffing on how he saved suburban women, from a rally last week in Pennsylvania:

“They talk about the suburban women. And somebody said, ‘I don’t know if the suburban woman likes you.’ I said, ‘Why?’ 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.”

“Suburban women, they should like me more than anybody here tonight because I ended the regulation that destroyed your neighborhood. I ended the regulation that brought crime to the suburbs, and you’re going

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Donald Trump continues bizarre appeals to suburban women as he campaigns in Covid hotspots

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If President Donald Trump loses his reelection bid in November, it will be in part because of his fundamental misunderstanding of the beliefs of “suburban women,” whom he has tried to win back with a series of bizarre and racist appeals that seem more targeted to a stereotype from the 1950s and 1960s than the American women who actually live in those areas today.



a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Many of the female voters who have abandoned Trump recoil from his divisive language and disapprove of both his handling of race relations and the pandemic. But he has tried to convince them to support him through a campaign of fear and xenophobia, with claims about the Democratic agenda that plunge deep into the realm of the ridiculous and would be believed only by the most naïve, low-information voters.

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His speech Saturday night in Michigan exemplified those political miscalculations when it comes to women he has referred to as the “suburban housewives of America” as he tried to create fear about crime from immigrants and argued that Joe Biden will upend life in the suburbs by putting public housing projects in the middle of leafy neighborhoods — a reference to an Obama-era housing regulation aimed at ending segregation.

“Would you like a nice low-income housing project next to your suburban beautiful ranch style house? Generally speaking, no,” Trump said in Muskegon. “I saved your suburbs — women — suburban women, you’re supposed to love Trump,” he said.

The President went on to make the ludicrous claim that Biden and Democrats want to overwhelm Michigan neighborhoods with refugees from Syria, Somalia and Yemen, and “poorly vetted migrants from jihadist regions.”

Continuing his long-standing pattern of mocking women he perceives as opponents in sexist or misogynistic language — a tactic that does not go over well with women in either party — Trump attacked Democratic Gov. Michigan Gretchen Whitmer during the same rally, along with his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, who moderated his Thursday night town hall.

Trump accused Whitmer, whom he has previously called “a dictator,” of unnecessarily locking down her state as she fought the pandemic. That led his crowd to break into a chant of “Lock her up!” a little more than a week after federal authorities revealed a plot by extremists to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the government.

Rather than condemning the derailed plot — which led to terrorism, conspiracy and weapons charges against more than a dozen men — or discouraging that kind of divisive language, Trump essentially endorsed the cheer with his authoritarian rhetoric about jailing his political opponents by adding Clinton and the Biden family into the mix.

“Lock them all up,” Trump replied to the crowd.

He complained that Whitmer said publicly that his refusal to denounce White supremacists, extremists and hate groups has emboldened activists like those

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Nationwide Women’s March Protests Donald Trump, Amy Coney Barrett

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Thousands of people in masks rallied Saturday in Washington D.C. to protest President Donald Trump and his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The rally resembled that of January 2017, when young women and gender minorities across the country gathered to protest the president’s inauguration.

Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of Women’s March, kicked off the rally by asking attendees to maintain their distance from one another, adding that the only “superspreader event” would be the recent one at the White House. “His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period,” said Carmona.

Reproductive rights activist Sonja Spoo echoed Carmona, saying “there is no choice” but to vote Trump out of office. “We are the hell and the high water. Donald Trump is leaving office, and there is no choice for him,” she said. “Come Nov. 3, it will because of women – especially Black, brown and Indigenous women – stepping up and saying enough.”

According to a statement on the Women’s March website, organizers hope to “send an unmistakable message about the fierce opposition to Trump and his agenda, including his attempt to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.”

The organization, with the help of demonstrators, also plans on sending over five million text messages, asking female voters to take action in the upcoming election.

Other rallies were organized from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump’s push to fill the seat of the late Justice Ginsburg before Election Day.

Trump nominated Barrett last month following the death of the late justice, and her confirmation hearings took place this past week. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett’s confirmation on Oct. 22.

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Donald Trump Has A Massive Lady Drawback

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