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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:53 PM

Trump is trying to woo suburban women. Suburban women aren't buying it.

President Trump throws masks to the crowd as he arrives to hold a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa., on Oct. 13. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Petula Dvorak

“So can I ask you to do me a favor? Suburban women, will you please like me? I saved your damn neighborhood,” President Trump asked in a speech in Pennsylvania this week.

“That would be a hard no.”

“Hell to the no.”

A vomit emoji.

Those are a few of the responses I got when I asked some of the White suburban women I know whether they will give in to Trump’s recent pleas to like him.

. . .

The suburbs are where city folks go for Korean groceries, Indian buffet and salsa night.
Since 2000, more than half the immigrants coming to America settled in the suburbs, according to the Brookings Institution.
White people became the minority in the D.C. suburb of Montgomery County in 2011, according to Census Bureau figures showing the breakdown of groups in this Maryland locale.

. . .

Houston and its suburbs are so diverse, the man running for the 22nd Congressional District there — former Foreign Service officer Sri Preston Kulkarni — has campaign literature in 21 different languages.
The suburbs are where more than half of Americans say they live — and they’re not all existing in Trump’s aprons-and-cocktails Queens childhood of the 1950s he keeps pining for.


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Reply Trump is trying to woo suburban women. Suburban women aren't buying it. (Original post)
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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:32 PM

1. The college town suburb

I grew up in the 50s and 60s has gone from all White to looking like the United Nations now.

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