Aside from Anthony Weiner, few people did more to elect Donald Trump and save the world than Lena Dunham:
“I woke up on Election Day like a bride: rosy, thrilled, a little controlling about just how MY perfect day would be spent. After working on the Clinton campaign for eighteen months, I was ready to celebrate, and sure that by nightfall I’d be knocking back glasses of champagne and creating a story to tell my unborn children. Maybe I’d even get close enough to Hillary Clinton to hug her, to whisper “Thank you.” I had dreamed about it every night for the last two weeks.
So on Tuesday — Jesus, it’s almost embarrassing to remember — I smugly selected a baby-blue sweater with a not-so-subtle pussy motif and headed to vote with my boyfriend, smiling at the elderly socialists on my block like it was Sesame Street. I packed my HRC 2016 memorabilia into a brown box with my I VOTED sticker smacked on top. I spent the afternoon phone-banking with friends, and it felt more like icing on the cake than urgent business. Because as horrifying as I found Donald Trump’s rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win. …”
Lena Dunham is one of the primary reasons that Hillary Clinton didn’t become the first female president.
Hillary lost White women to Donald Trump by a narrow margin. These White women heard all of Hillary’s arguments about Trump degrading women. They didn’t fail to notice that she surrounded herself with the likes of Lena Dunham, Sarah Silverman, Samantha Bee, Amy Schumer, Beyonce, JLo, Madonna, Pussy Riot, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our amazing White women, particularly, White working class evangelical White women in rural areas in the South and Midwest. They resisted the siren song of Hillary Clinton. Never forget.