Trump says suburban women support him because they ‘don’t want projects to be built next to their homes’
Donald Trump tells Ohio rally that suburban women ‘love’ him because they ‘want security’ and ‘don’t want projects to be built next to their homes’
- Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio on Monday evening
- He said he was doing well with suburban women ‘who love me’
- Trump said suburban women ‘don’t want projects built right next to their homes’
- His comments have previously been criticized as thinly disguised racism
- Public housing is statistically more often inhabited by people of color
Donald Trump told a rally in Ohio on Monday night that suburban women “love me” for preventing the construction of affordable housing in their neighborhoods.
In comments previously condemned as racist, the president said women from “ suburbia ” valued his housing policies.
In July, the Trump administration repealed Barack Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing 2015 rule.
The AFFH did not mandate the construction of low-income housing in suburban areas, but rather aimed at eradicating discrimination and combating housing segregation.
Trump claimed on Monday night that he had saved the suburbs from an influx of low-income developments.
“We do very well with the African American community, with the Hispanic community, we do well with women,” he said.
Donald Trump told a rally in Ohio on Monday night that suburban women ‘love me’
The president used his Monday evening meeting to warn of Joe Biden’s threat to the suburbs
Surrounded by flag-waving supporters, the president warned of a threat to the suburbs
‘We are doing well with suburbia. I have ended an ordinance that will destroy suburbia.
“When Biden comes in, they will destroy the suburb. We call it the suburbia of the world. We love it, I know it well. Westchester County. ‘
Trump appeared to be referring to a 2009 court ruling made before the AFFH was enacted. The court ordered the affluent New York district to spend millions of dollars to build 750 units of affordable housing in 31 of Westchester County’s least diverse communities.
On Monday evening, he boasted his support of suburban women.
‘If you say suburban housewife, you’re going to be in trouble. So we say suburban women, ‘he stated.
“Suburban women, they love me. They want certainty. And you know what? They don’t want projects to be built right next to their home. That’s okay. They don’t want it. ‘
The president has previously accused Joe Biden of seeking to “ destroy ” the suburbs by sending in an influx of low-income residents.
Trump is capitalizing on suburban fears considered racist by critics, who point out that public housing residents are the majority of people of color.
The last survey by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that only 28 percent of the public housing residents were white.
Thirty percent were African American and 16.7 percent Hispanic.
The president told the Ohio crowd that he was fighting for suburban homeowners
Thousands sat at the Toledo Express airport in Swanton, Ohio to hear Trump