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Donald Trump Sparks Outrage over Comments About Clinton, Journalists

HeadlineDec 23, 2015

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has continued to spark outrage and concern over his rhetoric. Speaking at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump repeatedly said he hates journalists, but that he wouldn’t kill them. This clip begins with Trump referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Donald Trump: “And then they said, you know, he’s killed reporters. And I don’t like that. I’m totally against that. By the way, I hate some of these people, but I’d never kill them. I hate them. No, I think—no, these people, honestly—I’ll be honest, I’ll be honest—I would never kill them. I would never do that. Ah, let’s, well, no, I wouldn’t. I would never kill them. But I do hate them.”

At the same campaign rally, Donald Trump sparked criticism with continued sexist comments against rival candidate Hillary Clinton. First he began talking about Hillary Clinton’s bathroom break during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying: “What happened to her? … I know where she went. It’s disgusting. I don’t want to talk about it. No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it, it’s disgusting.” Then he began talking about Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Obama during the 2008 presidential race, saying: “She was favored to win—and she got schlonged. She lost.” “Schlong” is the Yiddish word for penis. In response, Jennifer Palmieri, the communications manager for Clinton’s campaign, tweeted: “We are not responding to Trump but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should.”

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