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Congressman Shuts Down Trump's 'Nasty Woman' Remark With One Simple Observation

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20/10/2016 9:55 PM AEDT | Updated 27/10/2016 3:07 AM AEDT
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During the final presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “nasty.”

“Such a nasty woman,” he said Wednesday, interrupting a question about Social Security and Medicare.

The internet exploded at Trump’s language, with hordes of users mocking the insult using the hashtag #nastywoman. But perhaps no one summed it up better than Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.).

Yep, pretty much.

As Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) pointed out, it’s especially hard to reconcile Trump’s remark with a claim he made earlier the night that “no one has more respect for women than I do.”

Trump has a long history of making gross and sexist comments about women, whether it’s referring to a former Miss Universe as “Miss Piggy,” telling Billy Bush that he likes to grab women “by the pussy,” or saying that he’d date his daughter if they weren’t related.

And as more and more women come forward with accusations of sexual assault, it seems like his sexism may go farther than just weird remarks.

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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