But he has his work cut out for him if the attendance at a “Women Vote Trump” event held Monday in Cleveland is any indication.
Two journalists covering the event pointed out how poorly attended the event was ― bad news for a candidate whose favorite word is “yuge.”
Laurie Penny, a British freelance journalist, posted a photo of the audience featuring lots of empty seats:
About an hour later, Oliver Laughland, a journalist working for the Guardian, pointed out the crowd was so small that the panel members were forced to ask questions during the Q&A:
The miserable-looking optics come at a time when the Trump campaign is attempting to improve the Donald’s poll numbers with women ― which, frankly, are pretty terrible.
Only 38 percent of American women support him, according to the Washington Post.
Amy Kremer, the co-founder of Women for Trump, tried to put the best spin on the low turnout.
“I knew I was going to take a beating and a lashing for supporting Donald Trump,” she said defiantly from behind a lectern, according to Jezebel.com. “From other conservatives! But who are you to judge me?”
Jezebel estimated there were 30 people in attendance, including journalists.
By comparison, an anti-Trump rally held Sunday that asked 100 women to parade in the nude attracted more than 1,800 willing volunteers.
The Trump campaign hopes to improve the candidate’s numbers with women this week by mellowing out his often heated rhetoric, spotlighting his family, especially daughter Ivanka, and focusing on security, according to USA Today.
Whether it works will depend on whether women voters forget the many inflammatory and vile things he’s made about their gender, many of which have been helpfully collected in the following video.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist,misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.