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Condoleezza Rice's Response To Trump Calling Her A 'Bitch' Is All Of Us

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20/10/2016 2:05 AM AEDT | Updated 29/10/2016 3:06 AM AEDT
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Condoleezza Rice is counting down the days until the election just like the rest of us, after Deadspin recently dug up a 2006 speech by Donald Trump in which he calls the former secretary of state a “bitch.”

He allegedly made the insulting remark while giving a keynote address at the Learning Annex Real Estate & Wealth Expo at the Javits Center in New York City in front of thousands of attendees. 

From the New York Daily News

“Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a bitch,” Trump said to wild applause. “She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens.

Sounding more like a presidential candidate than a real estate mogul, Trump then set his sights on [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld. “You look at Rumsfeld and we spend $900 million a year, and arms and legs and lives are wasted,” Trump said. “You look at all this and you ask what kind of government is this? ... If you don’t have smart people running the government, then good entrepreneurship will get you nowhere.” 

CNN reached out to Rice for comment on the resurfaced remarks. 

“Can’t wait until November 9!” she replied, referencing the Wednesday after Election Day 2016. 

CNN uncovered a video clip from the speech showing Trump saying “I wish she was a bitch. I don’t care if she’s a lovely woman. I want somebody that can go and make deals.” The Daily News reports these comments were made in addition to the others referenced in their initial 2006 reporting.

Earlier this month, Rice, who does not frequently post on social media, took to her Facebook account to say Trump should withdraw from the presidential race. 

This piece has been updated with additional information from CNN. 

 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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