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After primary wins for both, Trump accuses Clinton of playing “woman card”

Donald Trump speaks on April 26, 2016. Behind him are Governor Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came very close to winning the nomination from their respective parties, with Trump sweeping all 5 of the northeastern states up for grabs yesterday and Clinton decisively winning 4 out of 5. In a depressing sign of what could be to come in a general election match-up between the two, Trump went after his likely Democratic rival for “playing the woman card” (whatever that means). Clinton picked up on that comment during her victory speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday: “The other day, Mr. Trump accused me, of playing the, quote, ‘woman card,’ ” she said. “Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”

Trump did not waste a moment: “I think the only card she has is the women’s card,” he said during his own victory rally in New York. “She has got nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5% of the vote. And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.” In the background, Governor Chris Christie’s wife Mary Pat could be seen making a face — which by many was interpreted as her rolling her eyes. When asked about those remarks on Wednesday by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the likely Republican nominee had trouble explaining what he meant exactly by “playing the woman card” — except for Hillary Clinton being — you know — a woman. Trump’s comments show that, despite his lack of popularity among women voters —  he believes disparaging women can still be a successful talking point for his campaign.

Read the full story at CNN.

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