By Shawn Rice
Did Hillary Clinton state that women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because they had “caved” to the pressure from the men around them? Apparently, there is a viral Facebook post that is mistaking something the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate did say and crafting into something more outrageous that is drawing the wrath of many on social media.
Clinton would have been the first female president and many were surprised that she did not receive more support from female voters who would have liked to have seen the first female president. However, it is also unlikely that all women would back a candidate just because they share the same gender. For many, there are multiple issues that support their political choices.
Where did this misquote originate? In September 2017, an alleged quote from Clinton was quickly being shared on Facebook and Twitter in which she claimed that women who voted for Trump did so under pressure from the men around them.
Women voted against me because they caved in to pressure from their husbands, fathers, boyfriends and male bosses.
However, Snopes reported that the above is not a direct quote from Clinton but apparently it is an oversimplified version of a comment. That comment was made during a National Public Radio interview that was published on Sept. 12 2017. The relevant portion of this interview can be heard here.
Clinton received 43 percent of the white women’s vote in 2016, while Trump took 53 percent, according to exit polls. But Clinton did win a majority of white female college graduates, while Trump won non-college-educated white women.
Here are some examples of people sharing the above misquote on social media.
— Mike Canada (@GenericMike5885) September 14, 2017
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) September 12, 2017
— rick jones (@justsayes) September 16, 2017
— WOMEN FOR TRUMP! (@Orangeysky1978) September 14, 2017
Hey @HillaryClinton women hated your policies just like millions of men! “Women caved to pressure from men”? Condescending, disrespectful
— Eric Swanson (@Swanny3210) September 12, 2017
As shown above, many on social media were upset with the alleged quote from Clinton. However, Snopes provided further context for Clinton’s statement. While NPR’s audio of the interview then skips to another question, the transcript continues with Clinton making the following comment.
And we saw a lot of that during the primaries from Sanders Go to the full article.
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