Fox Host On Hillary Clinton: Women Presidents May Be "More In Tune With Families" But Also "More Emotional"

Tucker Carlson: Hillary Clinton Campaigning On Being The First Woman President "Is Such A Shallow Thing" But "It's All She Has"

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From the January 8 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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HARRIS FAULKNER: Hillary Clinton -- now let's talk about the woman card again, says, because she is, says female politicians govern very differently than men. In a recent interview with Time magazine she argued that a woman president would be more attuned to more important issues facing American families and she says her life's work to this point, makes her the right woman for the right moment.

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SANDRA SMITH: Give me a break. Her campaign has actually used the hashtag gender card on Twitter.

FAULKNER: I used to think it was negative, but maybe I am wrong.

SMITH: Well, it's just not working for her. I don't disagree with playing up the fact that you are a woman. We talked about this on the show yesterday. We have done that our whole lives. There is strong differences between men and women, but you should let that happen organically, that should just naturally come out why a woman has better attributes than a man in certain places in our lives but she is pressing the issue and forcing it. She's not even effective at it.

TUCKER CARLSON: Well, wait a second, if there's an upside, then there's a downside. If I get out there and say here are the reasons you should elect me, I am a man and this makes me better at certain things, the obvious question is so what are you worse at, because you are a man? And so now the question is now an one for Hillary, so you are more in tune with families, actually I kind of believe that's probably true, but what are you worse at? So, you're more emotional?  We could get into all the stereotypes. Once you get into this using an immutable characteristic for which you are not responsible.

SMITH: Tucker, why is that the first thing that came to mind?

CARLSON: Because it's true. This is such a shallow thing to campaign on. It's all she has, that's why she's doing it. But she opens herself up rationally to real questions.

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Diversity & Discrimination, Gender, Elections
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Tucker Carlson, Andrea Tantaros, Melissa Francis, Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith
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2016 Elections
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