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‘Roseanne’ Star: Women Who Voted for Trump Cannot Think for Themselves

"A lot of women have compromised, given in, raised their kids and not had the luxury of being able to think for themselves," Bernhard said.

By NTK Staff | 03.29.2018 @12:24pm

Sandra Bernhard, a comedian who stars in the re-launch of ABC’s “Roseanne,” said that white women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 couldn’t think for themselves during an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday.

MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked Bernhard why she thought that white women voted Trump in 2016.

“Can’t understand it. Don’t know where it comes from,” Bernhard said. “I think it’s a couple of issues. I think it’s being either under the thumb of your husband or, for the election, it was being so offended by Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton’s legacy that you turned on her.”

“Or, feeling inadequate, feeling like how can somebody be so educated?” Bernhard said regarding how some women may view Clinton. “How can somebody who brought themselves up from their experience and gone to the top? Educated herself, fought for rights, civil rights, and equality. And I think that is threatening to a lot of women.”

Melber followed up by asking Bernhard what she meant.

“A lot of women have compromised, given in, gotten married, raised their kids and not had the luxury of being able to think for themselves. And when you sacrifice that in your life and you say, ‘I don’t think I’m going to lean on somebody else financially,’ that means you’ve got to get up every day and go work,” Bernhard responded.

“I’m not saying that none of these women work – of course they do,” she added. “But there’s those little gradiations into how you look at other women, and the sort of feeling of inadequacy.”

These comments by Bernhard echoed comments that Hillary Clinton made during a recent trip to India.

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