Dozens of women attended a Women for Trump event in Allison Park Thursday evening, to show their support for the president, and one another, ahead of next year’s election.
“When I talk to women, a lot of them were really ticked off [after the 2016 election],” said Women for Trump advisory board member and conservative talk show host Rose Tennent. “They were vote shamed. And I’ll tell you something, women who don’t support other women, regardless of how they vote -- there’s something wrong with that.”
Tennent supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election and said many women feel empowered in 2020.
“I think they’re like, ‘You know what, I’m going to be more verbal, I’m going to be more outspoken about what I want as a woman’, because of how we were shamed after the 2016 election,” she said.
For Tennent, her message to voters in 2020 hasn’t changed, she just wants to see Trump continue his work, specifically when it comes to the economy.
“What I really, really love about Donald Trump, is that he made a lot of promises not just to the American people but specifically to women,” said Tennent. “And he has kept those promises.”
Tennent cited a low unemployment rate and Trump’s “pro-growth agenda” such as tax cuts, as factors that have benefited women. “We are really quite happy about it,” she said, and hopes to see more in 2020.
“I want to see more people working, I want to see more tax credits, I want to keep the momentum going,” she said. “And I think the only way to get that is have him for another 4 years.”
When asked about the possibility of an economic slowdown, Tennent said she hadn’t seen anything to support economists' worries.
“I find that very difficult to believe, I really do,” she said. “I’m not sure I’m buying it.”
Mary Henze, of Jefferson Hills, supported Trump in 2016 and attended the event with her cousin. She also praised the president and the economy, and said any talk of a possible recession is a liberal distraction as the 2020 election inches closer.
“Nobody is perfect, but I truly believe that yes, [Trump] was the chosen one,” said Henze. “And he was chosen by the people who believe in a supreme God, because his win was one shy of a miracle.”
The Trump campaign promoted a series of more than a dozen events this summer focused on women who support the President. Other events are scheduled in Michigan, Ohio, and Minnesota, states key to an electoral win in 2020.