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Trailing in Polls, Trump Appeals to White Suburban Women and Farmers

HeadlineOct 14, 2020

At Tuesday’s rally in Pennsylvania, President Trump also appealed to suburban white women voters, boasting that he had repealed fair housing regulations introduced by President Obama meant to expand low-income housing opportunities in the suburbs.

President Donald Trump: “So, can I ask you to do me a favor? Suburban women, will you please like me? Remember? Please. Please. I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?”

The Trump administration has been ramping up subsidies to farmers ahead of Election Day, as payments are projected to reach a record $46 billion this year. Farmers have been hit hard by Trump’s ongoing trade disputes with China and Europe, as well as the coronavirus pandemic. Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group said, “This is an authoritarian power grab used to buy political support from voters who are essential to his reelection.”

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