Responding to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in which 70 percent of women had a negative view of Trump, the first-term Republican senator who has remained neutral in the 2016 race assessed the situation.
“Well, I think there will be a number of women that will not support him. There will be some who do if they agree once he has specified what his policies are. There are people that will agree with him,” Ernst told NBC affiliate WHO-TV in a segment aired Sunday.
“But I would encourage women to stand up and say, ‘You know what, I’m not going to put up with his nonsense, but you know, what I do agree with him on this policy,’” she added. “Sometimes we have to look beyond certain aspects of a person and figure out do we agree? And there are some big aspects. And he may not be able to overcome some of those aspects.”