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    Fact-check: Trump inflates his share of women’s votes

    TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump applauds on stage at the Make America Great Again Rally on March 10, 2018 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. President Trump travelled to Pennsylvania to speak at a " Make America Great Again " rally on behalf of Republican candidate Rick Saccone. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KammNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely claimed Saturday night that a majority of women voted for him in the 2016 election.

    His statement at a rally in support of Rick Saccone, Republican candidate in a House special election Tuesday:

    President Trump: ‘‘Women! We love you! We love you. Hey, didn’t we surprise them with women during the election? Remember? ‘Women won’t like Donald Trump.’ I said, have I really had that kind of a problem? I don’t think so. But, ‘Women won’t like Donald Trump. It will be a rough night for Donald Trump because the women won’t come out.’ We got 52 percent, right? 52.’’

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    The facts: Exit polls found he got 41 percent of the votes from women in the election, not 52 percent. The figure he cited — 52 percent — applies only to white women. The surveys of voters found that only 4 percent of black women and 25 percent of Hispanic women voted for him.