Trump Resorts to Racist Fear Mongering to Draw the Votes of Suburban ‘Housewives’

It never fails. Whenever Donald Trump is cornered by events that expose his disastrous mismanagement of the people’s business, he falls back on the Republican Party’s established, all-purpose defense mechanism: Racism. It’s a tactic that has been employed for decades by the GOP, but never with such knee-jerk consistency as by Trump.

Donald Trump, Woman, Fear

Trump is currently juggling multiple crises, including a raging pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than 143,000 Americans, civil unrest across the nation, economic recession and historic unemployment, and the only problems that Trump actually care about, his disintegrating public image and the approaching presidential election.

So naturally Trump has made a typically tone-deaf, self-serving, executive decision to inflame more racial animus. On Thursday morning he tweeted that…

It’s notable that Trump’s tweet attempts to appeal to an archaic demographic of “Suburban Housewives,” a degrading label that died decades ago along with anachronisms like “the little woman.” But more importantly, Trump is brazenly trying to frighten suburban women and families with thinly veiled inferences to marauding hordes of dark people moving into their exclusive neighborhoods.

This is a purely political desperation ploy that Trump is taking in the wake of polling that shows him getting crushed by Joe Biden nationally, as well as in every crucial swing state. Specifically with regard to the suburbs, polls show Biden handily beating Trump by a 52-43% margin. A recent CNN poll found that Biden was leading Trump 63-34% among suburban women.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has tried to scare suburban women with nightmares of neighborhood diversity. But it may be the first time that he’s explicitly blamed Biden for it. However, Trump’s link to an article in Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post is hardly justification for this scare tactic.

The article is headlined “Joe Biden’s disastrous plans for America’s suburbs.” However, it describes a part of the Fair Housing Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 – fifty-two years ago. The mangling of facts like that in this article shouldn’t surprise anyone considering that it was written by Betsy McCaughey, the woman who coined the deceitful term “death panels” when she lied about Obamacare a dozen years ago. More recently, she appeared on Fox News to falsely assert that “The number of deaths from the shutdown may exceed the number of deaths from the coronavirus” That was more than 100,000 deaths ago. In her article McCaughey claims that…

“Biden’s plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods — local preferences and local control be damned.”

There is nothing remotely resembling any of that in the law. The specter of high rises in the suburbs is a fiction formed entirely in McCaughey’s mendacious mind. The truth is that the law seeks to advance the goal of “Diverse, inclusive communities with access to good jobs, schools, health care, [and] transportation.” Oh, the horror of it all.

So contrary to Trump’s alarmist warning about how this will “destroy…your American Dream,” the law actually guarantees it for more Americans. What Trump is hoping is that his fear mongering will reverse the trend of suburban women voting for Biden. But that isn’t going to be easy if he all he has are racist lies about good government and labels that disparage and belittle the very people to whom he’s trying to appeal.

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3 thoughts on “Trump Resorts to Racist Fear Mongering to Draw the Votes of Suburban ‘Housewives’

  1. “…may be the first time that he’s explicitly blamed Biden for it.”
    Never mind that every word from the Trumpian mouth is, as always, all LIES. Nothing but steaming sh*t comes from him who speaks with the devil’s forked tongue!

    We cannot know, at all, what Biden will do.
    At best, it’s all just stupid guessing & GOP projecting, by the Resident Ruler of Slimiest Scumbucket Swamp in DC.
    We can & do know, however, what Trump will do. We have seen & heard 3.5yrs of it already! Including a record # of 18,000+ lies, some being told repeatedly. How can anyone believe ANYTHING he says, ever?! (You can’t!)
    We KNOW what Trump will do cuz’ we see & hear it everyday & are in danger of becoming NUMB to it all. The # of Trump/Barr illegalities, secrecy & lies that have become so common that they barely get reported on nightly news. Everyday it’s another one (or more).
    They are shredding our Constitution & using it for TP!
    They just defy SCOTUS rulings & do as they damn well please ~ our laws & our rights, mean NOTHING to them!
    Trump’s total lack of concern & lack of leadership IS WHY we have 140,000 DEAD (& counting) from Covid-19 virus & NO END IN SIGHT! Trump just trying to buy into what he refused U.S. to participate in.
    It’s also why our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan still have Putin’s bonus bounty on their heads!
    How many more Americans will Trump kill while he LIES?!
    Quasi-legally sending federal stormtroopers out as Trump’s personal secret army – to only “Democratic” States – to create chaos & war-like violence at fairly peaceful protests…attacking citizens for using their 1st Am. rights to protest actions of our gov’t. Why? All political BS! His failing re-election campaign. Giving FALSE impression in/on the news that he is RESTORING law & order, when HE is REALLY CAUSING the violence & unrest you see on TV!
    Any other time in American democracy, any other president would surely be disqualified from re-election! And he should be, if Congress were doing their job. And I’ve mentioned just a paltry few of many reasons why Trump CAN’T lead our nation, or our brave soldiers & is unqualified to be President of the USofA!!

  2. This is just more of the age-old Republican ethos that the American people are stupid. It’s worked for a long time; the fact that corrupt Republicans get elected attests to that. Trump’s extreme versions of the old philosophy, with no subtlety whatsoever cloaking them, fit perfectly with the garbage journalism spewed by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, eg. the New York Post. Trouble is, those suburbs Trump & Murdoch are counting on for support are now more diverse, educated & liberal than 30 years ago. Trump’s target audience doesn’t live there any more. His worshippers can’t afford it.

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