Despite Hillary Clinton’s talking points of Trump being hated by women, and the sinking Cruz making that point, Donald Trump’s supporters appear to be mostly women on social media.
The security moms
According to The New York Post, many of these women are self-described “security moms,” who first gained notice in 2004 when they helped re-elect former president George W. Bush. Their concern for the safety of the United States in the face of terrorism and other security threats is the organizing principle driving their support for Trump, whom they perceive as best equipped to deal with this issue.
“They’re women who vote not on traditional ‘women’s issues’ — education, abortion, etc. — but on foreign policy,” the Post’s Naomi Schaefer Riley said.
Michelle Fowarski, a Trump supporter from Mosinee, Wisconsin, told ABC News that even though she disagreed with his comments about abortion, it wasn’t her primary consideration.
“I think there are bigger things to deal with,” she said. “Guess what? He’s going to protect us from ISIS.”
The college ‘babes’
Many of Trump’s most vocal female supporters can be found on Twitter. This includes the Twitter page, “Babes for Trump,” whose tweets include photos of young women in various states of undress, pledging their support for the candidate, sometimes with pro-Trump slogans written on their bodies. The Twitter feed was started in late February and now has more than 11,000 followers.