During a rally in Pennsylvania this past Tuesday, October 15, President Trump attempted a new tactic to win back some of the suburban women voters who have supported Joe Biden in recent polls.
Waving his hands in the air, Trump simply begged suburban women to "please like [him]," saying:
"Suburban women, would you please like me? Please. Please. I saved your d*mn neighborhood, OK?"
Trump: Suburban women, will you please like me? https://t.co/efn79VuVA3— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1602633460.0
The President's critics have been quick to point out that his claims of "saving" suburbs by making it harder to build low-income housing are a fairly obvious racist dog-whistle.
Without saying as much, the President seems to want credit for "saving" suburbs by keeping minorities (who he associates with low-income housing) out of them.
Issa no for me, playa. https://t.co/3jF7g51fMK— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown)1602642605.0
such a wordsmith. https://t.co/UWkuOUrjNY— Sara Bareilles (@Sara Bareilles)1602645105.0
On Twitter, an army of suburban women gathered to politely decline Trump's request.
🙋♀️Suburban woman, here. NO, I do not “like” you. I despise your corrupt, traitorous self. #VoteHimOut #VOTE https://t.co/ylbrA0NlEn— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@Dena Grayson, MD, PhD)1602639338.0
maybe "suburban women" don't like him because their kids are out of food, out of school, and increasingly off of he… https://t.co/9TSuI5Vpbe— Catherine Rampell (@Catherine Rampell)1602644077.0
The guy that has a one night stand then thinks you owe him something. https://t.co/ptTVxqwKrt— Lea Black (@Lea Black)1602648263.0
President Trump does have this in favor: most Presidents wouldn't stoop so low as to simply beg citizens to love them.
This is just pitiful. https://t.co/ib9wPwDfxn— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1602638314.0
Trump still doesn't know who lives in the suburbs. He thinks it's still June Cleaver white and all wealthy. Read a… https://t.co/YwZqDN6HO8— Victoria Brownworth #VOTE (@Victoria Brownworth #VOTE)1602640766.0
Many suburban women seemed confused at why the President thought this line might work.
“Suburban women, will you please like me? I saved your damn neighborhood." From what...? https://t.co/wc6FfDWb74— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1602646851.0
This can’t be real. And yet I know it is. https://t.co/B3pPrNPYpT— S.E. Cupp (@S.E. Cupp)1602640414.0
Trump was swiftly made fun of for his comments by many of Twitter's comedians and pundits.
I AM A SUBURBAN WOMAN https://t.co/SFNRLwzm2l— blaire erskine (@blaire erskine)1602691024.0
“I feel like I’ve been duped. I got it wrong and it hurts my heart.” Joan Smeltzer was one of the many White subur… https://t.co/H6OXVZfSFU— New Day (@New Day)1602593619.0
If President Trump wants to win back the support of suburban women, he'll probably have to do more than simply ask for it.