U.S. President Trump makes bogus claim on female voters
U.S. President Donald Trump has made a false claim on female voters, alleging that 52 percent of female elector voted for him. But actually the exit polls show that he got 41 percent of the votes from women in the election, not 52 percent.
President Donald Trump falsely claimed Saturday night that a majority of women voted for him in the 2016 election.
His statement at a rally in support of Rick Saccone, Republican candidate in a House special election Tuesday:
TRUMP: "Women! We love you! We love you. Hey, didn't we surprise them with women during the election? Remember? 'Women won't like Donald Trump.' I said, have I really had that kind of a problem? I don't think so. But, 'Women won't like Donald Trump. It will be a rough night for Donald Trump because the women won't come out.' We got 52 percent, right? 52."
THE FACTS: Exit polls found he got 41 percent of the votes from women in the election, not 52 percent. The figure he cited — 52 percent — applies only to white women. The surveys of voters found that only 4 percent of black women and 25 percent of Hispanic women voted for him.