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Donald Trump says Barack Obama ‘schlonged’ Hillary Clinton in 2008

Trump appears to have created his own definition of the slang term for genitalia.


Kevin Collier


Posted on Dec 22, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 11:19 am CDT

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declared that President Obama “schlonged” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2008.

“She was gonna beat Obama,” Trump said at an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, referring to the 2008 Democratic primary. “She was favored to win. And she got schlonged. She lost.”

“Schlong,” descended from the Yiddish shlang, is widely accepted as a slang term for penis. Trump appears to have created its use as a verb meaning “to beat” or “to best”; neither Merriam-Webster nor Urban Dictionary refer to it as a verb.

As the Washington Post observed, Trump has apparently used “schlonged” at least once before, in a 2011 discussion of one woman who lost to another woman in a congressional seat.

Trump has a habit of brusquely referring to the bodily functions of women with whom he quarrels. In the same speech, he also referred to the fact that Clinton was slightly late to one portion of the debate—because she was in the bathroom, some speculated—as “disgusting.” In August, after Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly aggressively questioned him about statements that some call misogynistic, Trump said that she had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate.

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*First Published: Dec 22, 2015, 2:00 pm CST