Democrats have owned teachers unions for years. The union leaders were backing Hillary during this election. But lots of the union members voted for Trump! And the leaders can’t believe it.
Teachers Union Leaders Devastated that So Many Members Voted Trump
Despite the fact that teachers union bosses were all in for Hillary and made a heavy push for members to jump on the Clinton bandwagon, exit polls revealed that a large number of teachers ignored their leaders and voted for Trump. Now union officials are engaging in finger pointing and recriminations.
Union bosses failed to convince large numbers of their own members to follow their lead and vote for Hilary, according to the most recent data. Apparently one in five members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) voted Trump and one in three — an even higher percentage of members of the National Education Association (NEA) — went for the real estate mogul despite what union leaders advocated, according to USA Today.
As a result, union leaders are scrambling to try to figure out why so many of their own members broke for the GOP on Election Day. But at least one union chief is calling her own members “sexist” over it all.
In recent comments, AFT President Randi Weingarten accused her own membership of sexism for refusing to vote for Hillary.
This is very bad news for Democrats. If Trump does a good job, he could get even more support from this group.
And he probably will!