Trump Calls Clinton 'Nasty Woman' After Touting His 'Respect for Women' at Final Debate
In his final onstage faceoff with Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump did not hold back as he shared his feelings about his rival.
As Clinton explained her plan to rescue Social Security, she said her own contribution to the program would go up, "as will Donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it."
Trump, clearly miffed by the jab, interjected. "Such a nasty woman," he said.
The comment came in the same debate in which the business mogul told viewers, "nobody respects women more than me," which elicited chuckles from audience members.
The comment followed a tough couple of weeks for Trump after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in the wake of his Access Hollywood tape controversy.
Trump also addressed those accusations at Wednesday night's debate, where he went as far as to accuse Hillary Clinton's campaign of orchestrating the scandal.
"Those stories have been largely debunked. Those people, I don't know those people. I have a feeling how they came. I believe it was her campaign that did it," Trump said.
Trump has repeatedly denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. At the debate, he did so by saying he never had to apologize to his wife.
"I didn’t even apologize to my wife who is sitting right here, because I didn’t do anything," Trump said, referring to Melania Trump.
That contradicts what she said in public after the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape emerged earlier this month.
"This does not represent the man that I know," Mrs. Trump said in a television interview this week. "He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world."
About the sexual abuse allegations against Trump, Clinton said, "Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. I don’t think there’s a woman anywhere who doesn’t know what that feels like."