Trump Says Clinton 'Got Schlonged' In Loss To Obama; Calls Bathroom Break ' Too Disgusting'
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — 'The Donald' is at it again.
During his rally Monday at Grand Rapids' DeltaPlex Arena, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms portraying Clinton as someone who constantly loses, citing her race against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008.
"She was favored to win and she got schlonged, she lost," referring to her loss to Obama in 2008.
"Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama. 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 schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost," Trump said, using a vulgar Yiddish word for penis.
"Schlong" is a well-known reference to a man's genitals. There are no alternative definitions for the word, according to Merriam-Webster.
Discussing her brief disappearance during Saturday's Democratic debate while she was using the bathroom, Trump told the crowd, "Where did Hillary go? They had to start the debate without her. Phase two. Why? I know where she went. It's disgusting. I don't want to talk about it. It's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting. We want to be very, very straight up."
Jennifer Palmieri, Communication Director of Hillary for America, posted this tweet in response:
Trump argued that he is the last person Clinton wants to run against in a general election.
"Ask Jeb Bush if he enjoys running against me," he said of the former Florida governor who has been struggling to gain traction despite a massive early fundraising advantage.
"Ask Lindsey Graham, did he enjoy running against Trump?" he said of the South Carolina senator who on Monday announced his departure from the race.
Trump also defended the words he's been exchanging with Russian President Vladimir Putin, brushing off criticism that he has been too kind to the Russian president.
"That's like a good thing, not a bad thing," he insisted. "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along ... like with people?"
And he made clear that he is opposed to the killing of journalists after appearing to brush off concerns about Putin's record on a Sunday morning news show.
"I don't like that, I'm totally against that," said Trump. "By the way, I hate some of these people ... and some of them are such lying, disgusting people, it's true. But I would never kill. And anybody that does I think would be despicable."
Trump also said Monday that Clinton lied when she said during a Democratic Party debate that the Islamic State group used videos of his comments about Muslims to recruit militants.
The Republican presidential front-runner took to Twitter to demand an apology from his leading Democratic opponent.
"She's a liar!" Trump told more than 6,000 people at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday evening. He also said Clinton was "crooked" and "not a president."
In response, Brian Fallon, Hillary's spokesperson, said, "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."
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