Trump Attacked As Sexist For Comment About Clinton’s Appearance

In an interview Tuesday with ABC’s David Muir, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump questioned whether his rival looks the part of a commander in chief.

“Well, I just don’t think she has a presidential look. And you need a presidential look. You have to get the job done,” he said, referring to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I think if she went to Mexico she would have had a total failure. We had a big success.”

This is not the first time Trump has leveled this attack on Clinton, as he has said she doesn’t look presidential several times throughout the campaign.

Some have interpreted this line of attack as sexist in nature, but Trump says he is just fighting fire with fire.

“She says things about me that are horrible. As an example, the single greatest asset I have, according to those that know me, is my temperament,” he said.

Trump continued, “But she came up with this Madison Avenue line, ‘Oh, let’s talk about his temperament.’ It’s the single greatest asset I have is my temperament.”

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The Clinton campaign quickly accused Trump of being sexist, as did the abortion rights activist group NARAL.

“Donald Trump can’t see a woman as presidential, but he can see us as ‘pigs’ and ‘dogs,’” said Kaylie Hanson Long, NARAL communications director.

“He’s spent his entire life confining women to a scale of one to ten, and the policies he supports that limit our reproductive freedom would confine us to only the few roles he finds appropriate for women.”

Not long after the interview aired on Tuesday, the Clinton campaign began sending out email blasts calling Trump a sexist and attempting to use his comments to motivate potential donors.

“Luckily for all of us, a presidential campaign isn’t one of Trump’s beauty pageants,” read a line in one of the fundraising emails, referring to Trump’s past ownership of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

Another line declared that “his judgment counts for very little on most things, and even less when the subject is who looks ‘presidential.’”

EMILY’s List, a group dedicated to electing female candidates who support abortion rights, also sent out a fundraising email blasting Trump and saying that his comments about Clinton not looking presidential were nothing more than “gender card politics.”

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