#TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet Started Trending And Things Went Downhill Fast

by John Haltiwanger

Over the weekend, #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet started trending. Photographs of women who seemingly support the real estate mogul were shared across Twitter.

But it wasn't long before opponents of Trump, especially women, clapped back, revealing how quickly things can go downhill on social media — particularly when it involves politics.

The trend was apparently started by a guy (shocker) with the handle @bakedalaska.

#WomenForTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #AmericaFirst #Trump #MAGA #USA #Trump2016 #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet — Keleigh (@BarbieKeleigh) June 26, 2016
I need them to admonish me#BabesForTrump#TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet — Roark Howard, Ph.D (@RoarkHoward_) June 26, 2016

But not everyone was supportive, as many people tweeting the hashtag responded with anger and mockery.

Given Donald Trump's long history of misogyny, and his frequent sexist remarks, it's not surprising a lot of people did not take too kindly to this trend.

Trump trails his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the polls. According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the former secretary of state has a five-point advantage over the real estate mogul (46 percent to 41 percent).

The poll showed Clinton has an especially significant lead over Trump when it comes to women (52 percent to 35 percent), a demographic the New York billionaire has continuously struggled with.

Correspondingly, a recent ABC News/Washington Post survey found seven in 10 Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump, and this was particularly true among women. The survey showed 77 percent of women viewed Trump unfavorably, while just 47 percent held the same opinion of Clinton.

Women have been more likely than men to vote in the general election since the 1980s, which means Trump's lack of support from female voters could really hurt him in November.