Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton grew sharply personal over the weekend in targeting Clinton’s husband for his interactions with female employees in the 1990s. Trump’s comments grew increasingly heated following his remark last week that Clinton got “schlonged” in her loss to President Obama in 2008 and Clinton’s response that Trump had a “penchant for sexism.” On Saturday, Trump tweeted that former President Bill Clinton was the one with a penchant for sexism. Trump’s spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, also went on the offensive toward Clinton, telling CNN that Clinton “has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry toward women when she has a serious problem in her husband.”
“Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE’S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!” Trump posted.
Bill Clinton settled a lawsuit for sexual harassment with Paula Jones and admitted to a sexual relationship with Gennifer Flowers, both state employees in Arkansas where Clinton served as governor before becoming President, where he was involved with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The latter scandal led to Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton said that her husband would be joining her on the campaign trail in 2016 and called him her “not-so-secret-weapon.”
Trump went on Fox News Sunday and criticized Clinton for playing “the woman card.”
“I’ve had so many women come up to me and say you’ve got to keep her out, she is just terrible,” he said. “She is playing that woman card left and right, and women are more upset about it than anybody else, including most men.”