Trump on Clin­ton: ‘Such a nasty woman’

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

WASH­ING­TON (AP): DON­ALD TRUMP as­serted in the fi­nal pres­i­den­tial de­bate that no one re­spects women more than he does. Yet in its clos­ing mo­ments, stand­ing on­stage with the first ma­jor­party fe­male pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee in US his­tory, he called Hil­lary Clin­ton “such a nasty woman”.

Po­lit­i­cal pun­dits of both par­ties ex­pressed shock at the snipe, with many on so­cial me­dia and ca­ble news iden­ti­fy­ing it as one of the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee’s worst mo­ments of the 90-minute meet-up in Las Ve­gas.

In­stantly, the Twit­ter hash­tag ‘nasty­woman’ was born, with so­cial me­dia users mak­ing mostly pos­i­tive com­ments about the Demo­cratic nom­i­nee, and en­trepreneurs be­gan mar­ket­ing T-shirts. A web­site riff­ing on it – nasty women get (ex­ple­tive) done – redi­rects vis­i­tors to Clin­ton’s cam­paign do­na­tion page.

The peo­ple run­ning Clin­ton’s Twit­ter account also made sure to high­light the dis­par­ity be­tween Trump’s state­ment ear­lier, “No­body re­spects women more than me,” and his “nasty woman” ut­ter­ance.

Trump de­fend­ers, in­clud­ing con­ser­va­tive ra­dio host Mark Levin, ar­gued that both men and women can be “nasty” and that there was noth­ing sex­ist about his re­mark.

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Just be­fore Trump said that, Clin­ton seemed to get un­der his skin.

She had been talk­ing about her pro­posal to pre­serve So­cial Se­cu­rity and Medi­care. Her plan, she noted, would raise taxes on the wealthy, in­clud­ing her and Trump. And then she added of the bil­lion­aire, who in the 1990s took nearly a $1-bil­lion write-off for busi­ness losses: “As­sum­ing he can’t fig­ure out how to get out of it.”

As she con­tin­ued talk­ing Trump in­ter­jected, “Such a nasty woman.”

He raised his right hand to point his fin­ger and shook his head, let­ting his mouth drop open in ap­par­ent dis­gust.

Clin­ton let the com­ment roll off her and con­tin­ued press­ing her case.

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