To be clear, Donald Trump doesn't ever have to say he's "playing his man card" for it to be nonetheless true. This is how race and gender privilege work in our society. Arguably every president in the history of our nation has implicitly played his "man card" without ever having to say so directly, simply because leadership has always been correlated with masculinity. And up until President Obama, every president also played his "white card" without lifting a finger.
-- Sally Kohn, "Trump maxing out his 'man card'"