Coming just a day after critics charged billionaire and Republican front-runner Donald Trump with playing a sexist card against Hillary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday announced his choice of Carly Fiorina to be his running mate. But it was who was standing behind Cruz when he made his case for Fiorina that was the biggest contrast between the two Republican presidential candidates.
Nearly all of the people standing behind Cruz were women and children. Presumably, the choice to have the crowd behind Cruz be largely a feminine one was to highlight Trump’s critical comments of women, and contrast his differences with Cruz, who has not made such comments.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 27, 2016
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When Fiorina dropped out of the race for president, she reportedly made the following statement directed to female voters and potential female voters: “To young girls and women across the country, I say: Do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women.”
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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 27, 2016
Trump also made headlines Tuesday when many on social media and in the mainstream media said Mary Pat Christie, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s wife, was rolling her eyes while Trump remarked that the only thing Clinton had going for her was the fact she’s a woman. Fast-forward a day later to Wednesday night, and one apparently elated and smiling Cruz supporter, standing behind the candidate during the VP speech, appears to be a dead ringer for Mary Pat Christie, leaving some to wonder if her presence was a simple coincidence or part of the plan to depict Cruz as being pro-woman.
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