Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ripped Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker to a group of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – the governor's hometown – on Thursday by saying that Walker isn't a "real leader," CNN reports
Before bashing the Wisconsin governor, Hillary teed up the topic by stating, "Let's talk about your governor." But according to CNN, the line was met with a loud chorus of boos.
"It seems to me, by just observing him, that Governor Walker thinks because he busts unions, starves universities, guts public education, demeans women, scapegoats teachers, nurses and firefighters, he is some kind of tough guy on his motorcycle -- a real leader," Clinton said.
Walker, who rode his motorcycle on the campaign trail, took to twitter in response to Clinton's attack:
But Clinton added, "Well that is not leadership, folks. Leadership means fighting for the people you represent."
Clinton also said that it was "Walker's personal mission to roll back women health and rights," referring to legislation that Walker backed in 2011 to defund the controversial women's health organization, Planned Parenthood.
Touching on the topic of equal pay, Clinton also noted that Walker "repealed protections for equal pay."
"Women in Wisconsin are still paid less than men, with women of color making even less," she added.
"Maybe Hillary should focus on her primary challengers first," said AshLee Strong, Walker's national press secretary who pointed out Bernie Sander's surging poll numbers.
But according to CNN, Clinton is focused on Republicans.
"It certainly is clear that my campaign is focused on the Republicans. That's who I talk about, that's who I criticize, because I think they've earned it," Clinton said last week in New Hampshire, CNN notes. "I'm running my campaign and I am criticizing the Republicans on a very regular basis because I want the American people to know what the real choice is."
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