The GOP nominee fields an all-female team to boost his appeal in moderate Ohio.
In the driveway of the Quality Inn hotel, between corn fields and a Burger King, two black SUVs appeared on a sunny Saturday afternoon to deposit six of Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic advocates. The “Trump-Pence Women’s Empowerment Tour” had arrived.
Katrina Pierson, his often irreverent spokeswoman, emerged with Lara Trump, the candidate’s daughter-in-law, Omarosa Manigault, a reality TV star-turned-campaign director of African American outreach, Lynne Patton, a vice president at the Eric Trump Foundation, and YouTube stars Diamond and Silk.
“We are not politicians, we are civilians,” Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, told a mostly female crowd lunching on cold cuts and potato salad in a fluorescent-lit room. “We really don’t have any idea what we’re doing, except we said, ‘We’ve got to go out and tell people what a great guy Donald Trump is.”
Great — and not a racist or misogynist.
That was the explicit message delivered by the women on the tour during their stop here in a small town between Columbus and Cleveland…
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