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Donald Trump launches the 'Trump-Pence Women's Empowerment Tour'

Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump among female voters, and the Republican candidate has decided to take action. His new women's outreach initiative is called the "Trump-Pence Women's Empowerment Tour," because there's nothing that makes ladies feel more powerful than road trips named after elderly men.

Trump himself is not playing a major role in the tour, which will instead feature six women with varying ties to his campaign: Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump; spokeswoman Katrina Pierson; former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault; Eric Trump Foundation Vice President Lynne Patton; and sister social media personalities Diamond and Silk.

Their goal: To demonstrate just how not racist and sexist Donald Trump really is. "If you look at the make-up of our tour, we have a very diverse group here, the majority of ladies are African-American," said Lara Trump. "It speaks to who Donald Trump is, these are all women he's touched in very different ways."

The tour follows Trump's recent minority outreach efforts, including a visit to Detroit, which seem to have had no meaningful effect on his poll numbers among minority voters.