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By Mathew Jedeikin
Love 'em or hate 'em, the women of The Real Housewives franchises are well followed and have platforms that they can use to potentially influence social issues. So it should come as no surprise that many of the Real Housewives stars have spoken up about politics. I mean, it is 2017 y'all, and the current president of the United States used to star on a reality show of his own. Plus, during the 2016 election season, it was almost impossible for celebrities — including reality stars — to stay silent, especially during interviews.
Even stars who didn't want to participate in the conversation were often dragged in, like the time Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen accidentally tweeted (and then deleted) who he thought a few of the Real Housewives stars were voting for in the election. According to Us Weekly, Cohen reportedly suggested that the women of New Jersey and Orange County supported Donald Trump, while the ladies of Atlanta, New York, and "most of" Beverly Hills were supporters of Hillary Clinton. Cohen, who has spoken critically of Trump in the past, said "it's all good," in regards to the Real Housewives stars whom he assumed would be voting for Trump.
Although many of the Real Housewives ladies chose not to respond to Cohen's accidental tweets, plenty have made their political opinions known in one way or another.