Then — in typical Trump fashion — his victory speech made Twitter erupt in fury Wednesday after he declared his love for the “poorly educated.”
“We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated,” Trump said.
Cue the outrage:
I LOVE THE POORLY EDUCATED
Your GOP front runner everyone. If this doesn't make you ? the direction of this country https://t.co/55r8sqCP8S
— Sheikh Ebad (@eSHEIKH_) February 24, 2016
— Mike Mitchell (@mikemitchellnyc) February 24, 2016
"I love the poorly educated" may be the most on-the-nose pander that's ever been pandered.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) February 24, 2016
In a lot of ways, Trump’s hat tip to “poorly educated” voters makes a lot of sense. In December, FiveThirtyEight analysed the data from three national surveys and determined Trump’s lead over other candidates in the GOP field relies heavily on Americans without college degrees. In fact, Trump had a double-digit lead among voters without college degrees. Of the survey respondents who had received a college degree, Trump’s appeal was similar to that of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
"I love the poorly educated" is the drop-the-mic ending to America's superpower status. https://t.co/xuU6F3xgI7
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) February 24, 2016
— Dylan Stableford (@stableford) February 24, 2016
I LOVE THE POORLY EDUCATED Funny Donald Trump 2016 Shirt Check It out Here https://t.co/QscseByDnS
— Merchshirts (@merchshirts) February 24, 2016
— 1m0ut4H3r3 (@GottaChangeIt) February 24, 2016
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