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Tina Fey, recipient of the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast at MILK Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Tina Fey put white women who voted for Trump on blast during an ACLU fundraiser


Comedian Tina Fey took aim at college-educated white women who voted for President Donald Trump. 

“A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV,” Fey said over the weekend during a Facebook Live fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “You can’t look away because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.”

Fey made those comments during a conversation focused on women's reproductive rights. 

Before the end of the interview, Fey made a final pledge: 

"I personally will make my own pledge as a college-educated white woman to not look away, to not pretend that things that are happening now won't eventually affect me if we don't put a stop to it." 

Exit polls from the 2016 presidential election suggest that 44 percent of white, college-educated women voted for Trump.

Tina Fey put white women who voted for Trump on blast during an ACLU fundraiser

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Alec Baldwin were among the A-list celebrities to star in a campaign video ahead of the "Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU" event. 

Sixty-one percent of women with no college education voted for Trump, according to the same exit polls. The Washington Post reports that although Hillary Clinton had the support of 52 percent of college-educated women, she didn't do much better than Barack Obama in 2008, John F. Kerry in 2004 or Al Gore in 2000. 

Friday night's event wasn't the first time Fey spoke out about the election results. In December 2016, she joked about why Clinton lost during a Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment event.

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