DNC Chairwoman: Trump Represents ‘New Low’ in GOP Presidential Politics
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz slammed Donald Trump on Sunday, saying that the billionaire turned Republican candidate represents a new low for the GOP.
“My assessment of Donald Trump’s candidacy is that he’s been an equal opportunity insulter,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He has engaged in some of the most vulgar invective and rhetoric, and really brought this presidential campaign its tone and where the debate is on the other side of the aisle to the lowest that side has ever seen in a presidential campaign.”
“And unfortunately, what’s going on on the other side of the aisle has taken this to a new low in presidential politics.”
The Hill reports:
Her comments come after Trump tweeted that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, had “demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”
Wasserman-Schultz defended the former president.
“I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise Bill Clinton as somehow a negative to their peril,” she said. “I think every poll I’ve ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow he’d be reelected.”
Trump has face allegations of sexism throughout his campaign. Most recently, he was widely criticized for saying that Clinton was “schlonged” when she lost to President Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
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