Donald Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton With Sexist Language — Twice In One Night
It's clear there are few (if any) lines Donald Trump can cross since everything and everyone appears to be an open target in his crosshairs. Hillary Clinton has been a favorite of his to criticize, and his remarks have repeatedly veered on sexism. A Monday evening rally was no exception as Trump twice attacked Clinton using sexist words you probably wouldn't hear being used against a male candidate.
Referencing Clinton's delayed return to the debate stage on Saturday, which many assumed was because of a bathroom break, Trump repeatedly asked the crowd where they thought she went. "I know where she went," he said. "It's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it. No, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting."
Later on in the really, Trump then blasted Clinton for losing the 2008 presidential primary to President Obama. "She was favored to win, and she got schlonged," Trump said.
Yup, a Republican presidential candidate just used a slang word for a penis as a verb and hurled it against his female competitor and the current president. In public. In front of thousands of people. These are not off-the-cuff comments made in private and leaked to the public. Trump's letting it all hang out, and a growing number of Americans are eating it up, just check out videos of the rally captured by Reuters.
It's not the first time Trump has attacked Clinton (or another female contender for the Oval Office) under a subtext of sexism.During his interview with Barbara Walters, in which he was chosen as one of her most fascinating people of the year, Trump challenged Clinton's stamina and energy, claiming she sleeps too much on the campaign trail. Walters quietly chided him and said there was no way for him to know what Clinton really does once she goes home.
But one thing voters can know for sure is what candidates say during public rallies or in televised events. Trump's language traverses dangerous territory. If a supporter agrees with the Republican on one issue — say, illegal immigration — it's not hard to imagine that Trump's rhetoric could permeate into their other views. How quickly will Trump's words about women and minorities pop up in towns across the country, when the candidate has already left but his speech still hangs in the air?