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Michelle Bernard: Cruz-Trump Twitter Spat Appeals To Conservative Men Who Think ‘A Woman’s Proper Place Is In the Home’


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Michelle Bernard, the President and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, stated that the Twitter spat between GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is not happening before Wisconsin, a state with some conservatives “who believe that the — a woman’s proper place is in the home,” by coincidence on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

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Bernard said, “Wisconsin is, regardless of how conservative it is, there are also conservatives in Wisconsin who believe that the — a woman’s proper place is in the home, that you get a good-looking wife, and she stays at home, and she says nothing. Wisconsin is the state where…they had a state legislator publicly state, on the record, during a discussion about the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act in Wisconsin, who said, and I’m paraphrasing here, but very closely said, one could argue that money is more important to a man than a woman. So this entire Twitter war that is going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is appealing to men, who believe exactly what that state legislator said, and I think there’s no coincidence this is happening right before Wisconsin.”

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