Trump Sees Huge Support From Women As 4,600 Join 2020 ‘Victory’ Team
More evidence the President is closing the gender gap
Evidence that President Donald Trump is closing the gender gap has become more apparent after more than 4,600 women signed up to lead community campaigns for the President's 2020 reelection effort.
Campaign officials said the newly expanded “Women for Trump” army would focus on increasing support for the president in the suburbs with a “grassroots” bid to register voters.
They announced Thursday’s “National Day of Training” and "Evening to Empower" events, 4,614 attended in 16 states.
The figure was double what they predicted.
Trump campaign officials said the figures contradicted media reports that suggested women are rejecting Trump.
The Presdient won 41% of the female vote in 2016 when he ran against Hillary Clinton, against the first the women presidential nominee.
Trump also won 52% of the white women vote.
Campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany weighed in on the fake news:
“The fake news tries to convince everyone that women don’t support President Trump, but Thursday proved them all wrong,” she said.
“Over 4,600 supporters showed up on August 22 on behalf of Women for Trump to participate in a Trump Victory Leadership Initiative training.
"These newly empowered supporters went out over the weekend and signed up thousands of new voters. Those grassroots efforts are what will help President Trump win again in 2020,” she added.
The new volunteer team signed up 2,114 new voters over the weekend’s National Day of Action.
Several key Trump aides hosted the Thursday “Evening to Empower” like Kellyanne Conway and surrogates such as Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jessie Jane Duff, Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, and former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
An hour out, this is the line to get into the Women for Trump event. Snakes down the hallway and around the corner. The room for the event has about 425-450 seats. pic.twitter.com/LfwB85Ahz9— Steve Contorno (@scontorno) August 22, 2019
I LOVED being in Nevada last night with so many wonderful and powerful ladies who support our President! 2020 is coming and these ladies are ready to deliver President @realDonaldTrump FOUR MORE YEARS! #KAG2020 #WomenForTrump 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/vFYCv0FIYn— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) August 23, 2019
Women lined up for hours to attend at many of the events.
“An hour out, this is the line to get into the Women for Trump event. Snakes down the hallway and around the corner. The room for the event has about 425-450 seats,” tweeted Tampa Bay Tribune reporter Steve Contorno.
He added that the first woman in line told him, “We want to disprove the myth that women aren’t for Trump. We are here.”
According to The Washington Examiner: Recent polling has implied that the president could be in trouble with women, especially in the suburbs.
Several Democratic presidential candidates are focused on winning that vote, which could be a danger to the president’s hope of holding key battleground states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan.
But campaign officials said that the president’s message on the economy and national security had steadied his support with women.
The female unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years.
Also, Ivanka Trump has led the president’s effort to increase job growth to women and win international support for women-run businesses.
Brewer, for example, tweeted, “Arizona women have always voted for kitchen table issues -- not ideological delusions. It’s why we need to vote to re-elect @realDonaldTrump in 2020.”