President Donald Trump is facing backlash after referring to women who live in the suburbs as “suburban housewives” in one of his recent tweets.
Around 11:45 a.m. on July 23, the president shared on the platform an article from the New York Post that criticized presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s “disastrous plans for America’s suburbs.”
Trump wrote, “The Suburban Housewives of America must read this article. Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better!”
The Suburban Housewives of America must read this article. Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better! https://t.co/1NzbR57Oe6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2020
The article cites an Obama-era rule, called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, intended to combat racial discrimination in housing, according to NPR.
The station reported that “Trump has been referencing it heavily in his push for suburban voters, falsely saying that former Vice President Joe Biden wants to ‘abolish’ suburbs.”
The White House announced Wednesday its plans to roll back back the rule in an effort to work toward broader deregulation, NPR said.
Biden said he has no intention to “abolish” suburbs and called Trump’s claim a “smear,” the outlet added.
At the time of publication, Trump’s tweet had more than 27,000 likes and more than 12,000 retweets.
Many Took to Twitter to Condemn the President’s Viewpoint of ‘Suburban’ Women
Twitter users were quick to respond to the president’s tweet, many calling him outdated and misogynistic.
Here are some of the responses below:
The president of the United States thinks suburban women are “housewives.”
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 23, 2020
"Suburban Housewives"?! This racist, sexist piece of trash is really stuck in the 50's, huh? Hoping he can scare suburban women with the prospect of diverse neighborhoods. Luckily, none of the suburban moms I know buy into his race baiting crap. #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica2020 https://t.co/6yGQY1g6RX
— Jen Galvin (@jen_galvinized) July 23, 2020
Where do we "suburban housewives" go to get teargassed by the #TrumpSecretPolice? Trying to plan around my yoga class and tennis lesson.
— 😷 Time's Up 🌈☮️🌎🌊 (@Pat13065590) July 23, 2020
Can he sound any more patronizing? Hello dead-on-inside, can’t-think-for-yourself suburban housewives!!! https://t.co/HAEg3tHuBA
— Eface23 (@Eface231) July 23, 2020
Is this 1950? Are there still a thing called Suburban Housewives and isn't that really fucking sexist to call them that? oh well, it's trump…expect that shit from him…
— Ed (@Ed40164269) July 23, 2020
Not "Urban Housewives of America"; just "Suburban Housewives." Because he thinks that #women living in 'burbs are dumb enough to believe nebulous "others" are waiting in the wings to tear down picket fences and rip out rose bushes before raping "helpless", "homebound" moms. https://t.co/tchVRODXw6
— Laurie Snyder (@laurie_snyder) July 23, 2020
Anyone ok with tRump calling suburban women “housewives?” Didn’t think so.
— THE ACCOUNTANT (@LinkedHD) July 23, 2020
The term “Housewives” was trending on Twitter with “Suburban,” with 37,000 tweets.
Trump has not commented on his phrasing in the tweet.
This Isn’t the First Time Trump Has Run Into Trouble for Sharing Thoughts About Women on Twitter
Slate reported in May on the president’s Twitter “spree that was bizarre even for his standards,” in which he mocked several female Democrats.
He also touched on a conspiracy theory surrounding MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, the outlet continued.
One of Trump’s retweets, written by former republican congressional candidate John Stahl, called Hillary Clinton a “skank.”
The president just retweeted someone calling the first woman nominee of either major political party in the US “a skank” a few hours after another Scarborough murder allegation on the weekend the country closes in on 100K coronavirus deaths. pic.twitter.com/5H2E63kWOn
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) May 24, 2020
Trump also shared two other messages by the republican politician.
One criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appearance, calling her face “glossy” and commenting on her “poorly marked 2nd set of eyebrows.”
President Trump will not let 97,000 dead Americans distract him from his main passion: sexism pic.twitter.com/TXD48h29SQ
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) May 24, 2020
The other mocked Stacey Abrams — the “first black female nominee from a major party to run for governor of any state,” according to the New York Times Magazine — for her weight.
“We just got a look at the official portrait for the self-proclaimed Governor of Georgia. She fought a tough race, kissed a lot of babies and visited every buffet restaurant in the State. Joe will be a racist if he doesn’t pick her. #maga #tcot #kag,” the tweet read.
absolutely despicable pic.twitter.com/xfmpqW01SX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 24, 2020
The original tweet stated that Trump had called for an investigation into the death of the staffer.
A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings). Keep digging, use forensic geniuses! https://t.co/UxbS5gZecd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020
“A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings),” Trump wrote in a quote tweet. “Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!”