Former president Donald Trump's legacy of success, with respect to social justice in particular, continues to reverberate triumphantly throughout the country. According to science, Trump's four years in office have left most Americans feeling as though the so-called sexism problem has been basically solved.
A Pew Research survey published last week found that just 23 percent of Americans believe sexism is a "very big problem" in the country today. Among all the issues discussed in the survey, sexism ranked dead last behind infrastructure and international terrorism, which has declined precipitously thanks to Trump's decision to destroy ISIS, rather than coddle it as former president Barack Obama did.
Sexism was also one of the least concerning issues among Democrats, just 32 percent of which said it was a very big problem in America. That was slightly higher than the percentage of Democrats (29 percent) who said the same about illegal immigration and slightly lower than the share (36 percent) describing the quality of K-12 education as a very big problem.
There are myriad explanations for why so few Americans, and so few Democrats, do not consider sexism a very big problem in the wake of Trump's historic presidency. Trump, a devout woman lover, secured a number of important milestones for female equality during his time in the White House.
In addition to cherishing his wife, Melania Trump, the hottest first lady in American history, and nominating Amy Coney Barrett, the hottest female justice to serve on the Supreme Court, the former president appointed dozens of women to top-level cabinet positions. Betsy DeVos served as his education secretary and Elaine Chao as his secretary of labor. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, served as a senior adviser in the White House, unlike the Obama daughters.
Trump became president in 2016 by defeating the wife of a notorious womanizer and ultimately presided over the U.S. women's soccer team's historic victory at the 2019 World Cup in France. In 2020, he looked on as the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history as the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump's laudable record on women's issues is on par with his commendable efforts to heal America's racial divide. Among other things, he was responsible for a significant decrease in the racial polarization of the electorate in 2020. Trump defied the assumptions of most experts, for example, by dramatically increasing his share of the Latino vote, as well as his support among black men.
As is the case with most historically successful presidents, Trump's legacy of progress will echo in eternity, even if our nation's journalists refuse to believe it.