Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump discussed his potential opponent this fall Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton invoking women’s issues in her campaign rhetoric while on the trail.
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski cited a specific example in Clinton’s victory speech a night earlier, to which Trump said the delivery of her message by “shouting” is something that he will have to get used to.
Partial transcript as follows:
BRZEZINSKI: Donald, last night, Hillary Clinton spoke about you during her victory speech, and it was specifically about gender. Take a look.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The other day, Mr. Trump accused me of playing the, quote, “woman card.” Well, if fighting for women’s health care, and paid family leave, and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.
BRZEZINSKI: It seems that would be the one area where perhaps you – I mean, I don’t know what – you – you say you have plans for Hillary, but I would think she’s incredibly strong on those issues.
TRUMP: Well, I haven’t quite recovered, it’s early in the morning, from her shouting that message. And I know a lot of people would say you can’t say that about a woman, because of course a woman doesn’t shout. But the way she shouted that message was not – oh, I just — that’s the way she said it, and it’s — I guess I’ll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months.
BRZEZINSKI: Well, what about issues pertaining to women that she discussed, including equal pay and right to choose?
TRUMP: Oh, we’ll – we’ll do — we’re going to do very well. We’re going to do very well with Hillary and with women as soon as we start our process against her. We’re going to do very well. I don’t even know if it’s going to be Hillary. I mean, we’re all waiting to find out what happens with the e-mail scandal. I – I don’t know what’s going on with the e-mail scandal. It’s taking longer and longer.
TRUMP: She’s – she’s guilty. Everybody knows she’s guilty, but they don’t want to – they don’t want to go after her. I — it’s going to be an interesting thing, but she’s got a problem because people at the far left are sitting in jail cells.
BRZEZINSKI: I don’t think she’s guilty…
SCARBOROUGH: So, you said Hillary Clinton was shouting her message. I think Bernie Sanders shouts his message, too, right?
TRUMP: Well, Bernie Sanders has a message that’s interesting. I’m going to be taking a lot of the things that Bernie said and using them. I can re-read some of his speeches and I can get some very good material. He said, you know, in many ways she shouldn’t be there. He said some things about her that are actually surprising, you know, that essentially she has no right to even be running and she’s got bad judgment. When she said – when he said bad judgment, I said, sound bite. But Bernie has been very effective, been treated very badly by the Democrats and by the Democratic party and, frankly, should run as an independent, I think.
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