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Suburban Housewives Take a Hard Pass on Trump’s Cringeworthy Ploy

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Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted what many saw as a racist dog whistle: “Suburban housewives,” he wrote, were thrilled that he had ended a program allowing low-income housing to “invade their neighborhood.” Joe Biden, he added, would reinstall it in a “bigger form,” with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker—a Black man—in charge. 

“The ‘suburban housewife’ will be voting for me,” the president declared confidently. 

Within days, however, thousands of those same suburban women were organizing against him in the best way they knew how: on Facebook.

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