Donald Trump slams Bill Clinton’s ‘sexism’ in spat with Hillary

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Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is using Hillary Clinton‘s husband against her. 

In a tweet posted on Saturday evening, Trump charged that former President Bill Clinton, whom the leading Democratic presidential candidate recently announced would be joining her on the campaign trail, had a “penchant for sexism.” The claim echoes Clinton’s remarks against Trump.

The spat began last week, when Trump claimed that President Barack Obama had “schlonged” Clinton during the 2008 presidential primary race.

“She was gonna beat Obama,” Trump said during a rally in Las Vegas. “She was favored to win. And she got schlonged. She lost.”

Clinton hit back at Trump, telling the Des Moines Register that the billionaire businessman had a “penchant for sexism.”

“Nothing really surprises me anymore. I don’t know that he has any boundaries at all,” Clinton said of Trump. “His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. And he has to keep sort of upping the stakes and going even further.”

“It’s not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism,” Clinton added. “Again, I’m not sure anybody’s surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.”

Trump is far from the first person to accused Bill Clinton of sexism. During his presidency, Clinton paid $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought forth by Paula Jones. And his infamous sexual encounter with 22-year-old White House employee Monica Lewinsky led to Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

Charges of sexism have also long followed Trump, who has repeatedly criticized high-profile women, like Rosie O’Donnell and Fox News host Megyn Kelly, with derogatory language during his presidential campaign.

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Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.