Donald Trump will be able to draw more women to his side against Hillary Clinton because some women have husbands who “can’t afford … paying for the family bills,” campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Thursday.
Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews how the campaign would deal with its problem of women perceiving Trump’s criticism as sexist, Manafort acknowledged that it is a challenge.
“But again, it depends which women you are talking about. Many women in this country feel they can’t afford their lives, their husbands can’t afford … paying for the family bills,” Manafort said. “Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. They’re going to hear the message. And as they hear the message, that’s how we will appeal to them.”
Matthews then asked Manafort if he knew what he just said, that women are concerned about their husbands’ income.
“I can speak personally to that,” Manafort responded.
Matthews, laughing, asked, “Is that 21st century talking? Wives are concerned about how their husband’s doing at work?”
“Because they can’t afford their lives anymore. That’s the point,” Manafort said, adding, “To some people, it’s a matter of jobs.”
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