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The Lid: Some Overlooked Trump Rhetoric About Women

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Donald Trump’s comments about possibly rejecting the results of the election consumed most of today’s debate post-game, and for good reason. But don’t forget some of the other key moments from the debate -- specifically, those about women. First, Trump addressed the ongoing sexual assault allegations against him, denying that he commented on the attractiveness of his accusers and insisting “I didn't even apologize to my wife who is sitting right here because I didn't do anything.” Trump also spoke graphically about abortion, suggesting that Clinton advocates for practices that allow “ripping the baby” out. And, at the conclusion of the debate, he called Clinton a “nasty woman.” Obviously, female voters are far from a bloc (his description of Clinton’s support of abortion rights could certainly reassure evangelical and Catholic women), but this trio of moments taken as a whole is far from a solution to Trump’s ongoing issues with women. Our latest NBC/WSJ poll shows that Trump is tied with Clinton among white women, losing suburban women by nine and losing women overall by 20 points. Those are margins that are problematic not just for Trump’s campaign, but for downballot Republicans and for the party in the long run, too.

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FOR THE RECORD…

"I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win."

-- Donald Trump

TOMORROW’S SKED

Bill Clinton is in Orlando and Jacksonville.

Tim Kaine and Joe Biden are both in Pennsylvania.

Trump holds events in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton campaigns in Ohio.

Mike Pence is in New Hampshire.

"I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win."

-- Donald Trump

TOMORROW’S SKED

Bill Clinton is in Orlando and Jacksonville.

Tim Kaine and Joe Biden are both in Pennsylvania.

Trump holds events in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton campaigns in Ohio.

Mike Pence is in New Hampshire.