Donald Trump went after Hillary Clinton on Monday by using a term many consider to be vulgar and misogynistic. Speaking at a rally in Michigan, Trump ripped Clinton for delaying last weekend's Democratic presidential debate when she had to use the bathroom.
“I know where she went," he said.
Wasn’t that a weird deal?" Trump rhetorically asked the audience.
But the Trump took things farther, describing Clinton's defeat against Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries by saying that she had been "
"Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama," Trump said. "I don't know who would be worse, I don't know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat — she was favored to win — and she got
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The Clinton campaign's director of communications Jennifer Palmieri tweeted out a reaction to Trump's comments on Tuesday:
We are not responding to Trump but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should. #imwithher— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) December 22, 2015
Trump, meanwhile, has been demanding an apology from Clinton over comments she made about how ISIS has been using video footage of Trump as a recruitment tool.
Do you think that Hillary Clinton will apologize to me for the lie she told about "the video" of me being used by ISIS. There is no video.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2015
Clinton's remarks came during the debate, when she suggested that ISIS had been using Trump's rhetoric as a recruitment tactic to get radicals to join their group. Clinton had mentioned a video, but her campaign quickly squashed that comment, saying that there was no specific video but that the jihadists were mentioning Trump on social media.
It's the Democrats' total weakness & incompetence that gave rise to ISIS -- not a tape of Donald Trump that was an admitted Hillary lie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2015
The Clinton campaign responded to Trump's demands on Monday with a "hell no."
"Hell no. Hillary Clinton will not be apologizing to Donald Trump for correctly pointing out how his hateful rhetoric only helps ISIS recruit more terrorists," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said Monday.
The latest polls show Trump leading the GOP field in Florida, despite his rhetoric and bombastic approach.
Yet, according to a recent St. Leo University poll, Clinton leads Trump in Florida 48.9 percent to 41.2 percent. Her lead only widens when put up against the other Republican candidates.
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