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Comedian and writer Tina Fey has condemned white college women for voting for president Donald Trump.

On Saturday, Fey joined Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and other performers at a telethon fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Her performance was live streamed, and in her remarks Fey said:

A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV.

Side note: HGTV is a home decorating channel.

Fey continued:

You can’t look away because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.

According to preliminary exit polls by Edison Research, in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won 45 per cent of college educated white women, and his opponent Hillary Clinton won 51 per cent.

While Clinton leads here, it was the anaemic and thinly spread support for her among white women in key states that cost her the electoral college.

White female voters that includes both those with and those without college degrees supported Trump by 53 to 43 per cent.

Historically white women have supported the Republican Party, and did so in the 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000 elections.

Only in the two elections fought by president Bill Clinton did a majority of white women vote Democrat.

This does come from the expectation that white college educated women should have voted for Hillary Clinton, and that their vote for Trump was an anomaly.

Critics of Fey baulked at this

Trump supporters, and critics of Fey, have characterised her comments as hypocritical.

One claimed Fey became successful due to her impersonation of then governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Though, Tina Fey first appeared as governor Palin in 2009.

Five years after she made the film Mean Girls and three years after TV series 30 Rock.

To say nothing of the fact she was head writer of SNL from 1999 to 2006, and she began performing on the show in 2000.

But sure, it was impersonating a one time vice presidential candidate that earned her success.

HT The Independent, Five Thirty Eight

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