GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, escalated the feud with Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday during an interview with CNN when she said Clinton shouldn’t talk about the so-called war on women when “She has a serious problem in her husband.”
“You know, no one really complained in 2011 when he used the exact same word to describe a woman winning an election cycle… and so all of a sudden it’s horrible,” Pierson stated, referencing when Trump said Clinton got “schlonged” by President Obama in the 2008 primary. “But Hillary 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.”
In response to Trump’s statement, Clinton took a page from GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, telling voters that they “shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency.”
A day later, Pierson said Clinton is the bully.
“What’s interesting about this, this notion of being bullied is, I mean, I can think of quite a few women that have been bullied by Hillary Clinton to hide her husband’s misogynist, sexist secrets,” Pierson stated.
The Hill reports, “The Clinton campaign has sought to steer clear of engaging directly with Trump, saying after his ‘schlonged’ remarks that they didn’t intend to weigh in, but that ‘everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should.'”
On Wednesday, Clinton lashed out at Trump, telling the Des Moines Register, “I don’t respond to him personally, because he thrives on that kind of exchange.”
She went on to say, “I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point about his language. It’s not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Again, I’m not sure anybody’s surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.”