Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken sides in the bitter standoff between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Fox News host Megyn Kelly: she’s on Megyn’s side.
“I said it was outrageous, I stand by that,” Clinton told reporters Monday, referring to Trump’s comment insinuating that Kelly might have been menstruating when she launched a line of gender-oriented attack questions at Trump during the Fox News presidential debate. “I think more people should say the same.”
“But I just want to remind us that what they say about women — not one woman who is perfectly capable and incredibly impressive, able to take care of herself,” Clinton said, making clear that she thinks Kelly is “incredibly impressive.”
Clinton also said that “but all these women that I have fought for, worked for, stood up for, advocated for and want to be a president for, who may not have the opportunity to defend themselves, who may lose the right to exercise a personal choice if certain of the Republicans were to be successful, I don’t want that forgotten.”
A literal interpretation of Clinton’s words reveals that she wants to “be a president for” these women, as opposed to everyone in the country.