NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Fifty-four percent of the nation's female voters chose Hillary Clinton to become the 45th, and first female, president. The day after the election, they are confronted with a completely different reality with a Donald Trump victory.
The stunning Trump victory points to a deeply divided country and a fractured female vote: 42 percent of women voted for trump, a gender gap that is significantly smaller than many expected and largely unchanged since 2012. And 53 percent of white women cast their vote for trump, compared to 26 percent of Latinas and 4 percent of black women.
Former lieutenant governor of New York and Trump supporter Betsy McCaughey suggests female Trump supporters were able to overlook his derogatory remarks about women and allegations of sexual assault.
Lisa Moeller is a retired teacher and volunteered at Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters. She is one of many women to express concern over Trump's intention to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices as well as a potential ideological shift that devalues women overall.
As Clinton supporters lament the loss of the oval office, historian Libby O'Connell suggests they focus on the strides Clinton has made for women in politics.