Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman card,” and as a result, #womancard has garnered more than 37,000 tweets about the term. As a result of Trump saying Clinton used the “woman card” in order to get votes from women, all sorts of memes and tweets are showing up on social media with the “woman card” comment backfiring.
As reported by CNN, Clinton used Trump’s woman card insult against him, as well, to explain that Hillary likes to fight for issues that have an effect upon women.
“The other day, Mr. Trump accused me of playing the, quote, ‘woman card.’ Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”
Clinton was responding to the previous times that Trump used the “woman card” against her, with Trump calling it the “women’s card” on Tuesday during his victory speech. Donald repeated himself by using the “woman card” verbiage once more on Wednesday, claiming that Hillary used her status as a woman in a new and different way by playing the “woman card” that she didn’t play with President Obama.
“She is playing the woman card left and right. She didn’t play it last time with Obama. But she’s playing it much harder this time and she will be called on it. If she were a man and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes. Hillary has a lot of flaws. She’s got a lot of problems. A lot of women, as you know, don’t like Hillary, despite the card.
“I think the only card she has is the women’s card. She has got nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5% of the vote. And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
However, in spite of Trump’s words about Hillary playing the “woman card,” polls show that Clinton still performed well with women on Tuesday via Democratic primary voter exit polls. She gained nearly 70 percent of the female Democratic vote against Bernie Sanders, while Trump did really well — nearly taking all five states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Trump’s accusations of Hillary playing the “woman card” is getting plenty of backlash on Twitter.
“Hillary, it’s the 21st century. Play the woman e-card.”
I’m going to shout “RELOAD MY
#womancard!!!!” in bed tonight.
From the serious to the silly, the “woman card” hashtag is getting lots of attention on social media. Some are using the #womancard hashtag to talk about abortion issues, and women getting 78 cents to every male dollar. The “woman card” label is also being used against Hillary by other women on social media, who use the #womancard hashtag to point to the long list of women who allege they’ve had interactions with Bill Clinton.
One Twitter account not chiming in thus far on the “woman card” debate is Melania Trump, who can be seen in the top photo above with the Republican presidential candidate that is Trump at the TIME 100 Gala. Donald and Melania celebrated at the Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 26, in New York.
Meanwhile, social media has come alive with thoughts about Mary Pat Christie potentially rolling her eyes when Trump spoke of Hillary using a “woman card” in order to curry favor and get along with women voters.
With Trump’s “woman card” words coming around the same time that Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate, Fiorina’s name — along with Ted Cruz and the #CruzFiorina ticket — became a trending topic on Twitter. Therefore, some began to accuse Cruz of playing the so-called “woman card” in order to try and bring life back into his campaign.
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