Pelosi: Trump’s Appeal to White Males Based on ‘Guns, Gays and God’

Many white men lacking a college degree admire Donald Trump because of their opinions about gun control, LGBT rights and religion, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Fox News reported that the California Democrat told PBS those “three G’s” cause people “to vote against their own economic interests.” She said most religious conservatives who oppose abortion rights will never vote for Hillary Clinton or other Democrats who support “a woman’s right to choose.”

Pelosi was echoing a remark President Obama made during his first White House bid in 2008. He came under fire for lamenting that Anglo males were “clinging to guns or religion.”

Fox News host Martha MacCallum, along with commentators A.B. Stoddard and Steve Hayes, responded to Pelosi’s remarks. Stoddard said it is a “mistake” for Democrats, as well as Republicans, to assume that major voting blocs will not back their candidates. He pointed out that, according to national polls, Trump’s “terrible” approval ratings from women are not as bad as Clinton’s negatives among white men.

Hayes complained that Trump is not making “inroads” with women and minorities, which the Republican Party identified as a goal in this year’s election. Four years ago, GOP nominee Mitt Romney lost to Obama largely because he attracted the support of so few female, African-American and Latino voters. Hayes suggested that Trump’s only chance is to encourage millions of white men to vote in November’s general election.

Source: Fox News Insider
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