Donald Trump doubled-down on charges that Hillary Clinton wouldn't stand a chance in a presidential election if she weren't a woman – and dismissed recent polling
showing his support weak among women voters.
In an interview on "Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace,
" the host asked Trump about assertions from "strategists in both parties" who say his remark last week – that "if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote
" – was driving his favorability even lower.
"Well, I’m my own strategist …" he replied, adding: "And it's true, if she were not a woman, she wouldn't even be in this race."
Noting Clinton's terms as a senator from New York and as secretary of state, Wallace pressed Trump on whether the slap was "kind of dismissive."
"Look, she's a strong person," Trump said. "She's going to have to be able to take it."
"The fact is, the only card she has is the woman's card," he said. "She's done a lousy job in so many ways and even women don't like her. They don't like her. But it is the woman's card and she plays it …"
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