Donald Trump isn't backing down from his crude remark about Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign.
The billionaire came under fire for saying "she got schlonged" by Obama but on Wednesday, he tweeted:
Once again, #MSM is dishonest. "Schlonged" is not vulgar. When I said Hillary got "schlonged" that meant beaten badly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
When I said that Hillary Clinton got schlonged by Obama, it meant got beaten badly. The media knows this. Often used word in politics!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
It is a shame that the biased media is able to so incorrectly define a word for the public when they know that the definition is wrong. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
We need a PRESIDENT with strength, stamina, heart and incredible deal making skill if our country is ever going to be able to prosper again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
The Hillary Clinton staged event yesterday was pathetic. Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
In a just-released interview with the Des Moines Register, Hillary Clinton responded to Trump's use of the word "schlonged."
She said: “Nothing really surprises me anymore. I don't know that he has any boundaries at all. His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign.”
Jennifer Palmieri, head of Hillary's communications, previously posted in a tweet:
We are not responding to Trump but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should. #imwithher— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) December 22, 2015
Clinton told the crowd of 700 at a stop in Keota, Iowa on Tuesday: "I think we are not treating each other with the respect and the care that we should show to each other. And, that's why it's important to stand up to bullies wherever they are and why we shouldn't let anybody bully his way to the presidency.”