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Donald Trump Thinks That All Women Who Live in the Suburbs Are Housewives

Twitter was quick to correct him.
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Today, Donald Trump tweeted a message to what he calls “the Suburban Housewives of America.” He attached a bogus New York Post article about redlining to the tweet, warning women that “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better!”

This is not the first time Trump has alluded to his fondness for the June Cleaver-style 1950s housewife ideal. He has previously demanded that women reporters behave like Donna Reed, and his slogan Make America Great Again refers to the imagined halcyon days of the boomer generation (which only applies to straight white cis Christian males, of course).

But that ethos is directly at odds with the world we live in today (and was frankly only a reality for an elite few at the time). And this new generation of voters have never even heard of Leave It to Beaver. Not to mention that most American families cannot subsist on a single income, and the majority of moms are working in addition to raising their children and managing their home.

Many on social media called out Trump’s antiquated ideas of America, which are both offensive and wildly out of touch:

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.