The director of communications for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has derided the degrading attack by Donald Trump during a rally on Monday night in which the front-runner of the GOP used a vulgar word to reference Clinton’s failed presidential bid in 2008.
Trump, while speaking in Michigan, chided Clinton for losing the election to Barack Obama, using a Yiddish derogatory word for a man’s penis.
He said that Clinton had got “schlonged” and lost to Obama.
Trump also criticized the bathroom break that Clinton took during Saturday’s third presidential debate for the Democrats. The break made her late arriving on stage.
He said he knew where she went and it’s disgusting. He added that he did not want to talk about it because it was too disgusting,
Jennifer Palmieri the communications director of the Clinton campaign tweeted on Tuesday that the campaign would not respond to Mr. Trump but that everyone who understands how much humiliation his degrading language inflicts upon all woman should be responding to it.
That response by the communications director was the first by the Clinton campaign since the GOP front runner used the vulgarity on Monday night in Grand Rapids.
The language between the Trump and Clinton camps was highly charged well before the latest round of Trump attacks.
On Monday, a spokesperson for Clinton responded with a resounding, “Hell, no,” when responding to the inquiries over the demand by Trump that Clinton make an apology for linking the rhetoric of the real estate mogul to recruitment by ISIS.
Aides have said that it is not likely that Clinton will make any comment herself on this most recent incident, although the front-runner for the Democrats has yet to be shy now or in the past about going head to head with Trump for his comments. Especially when it comes to comments, he has made in the past about immigrants, women and Muslims.
Trump remains on top of the GOP race but is being pushed by both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Both U.S. senators have risen in the most recent polls. Cruz is neck and neck with Trump in Iowa the site of the first caucus that will take place in early 2016.