It's Getting Ugly Between Trump, Clinton

He says she was 'schlonged' in 2008 loss to Obama
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2015 4:46 AM CST
It's Getting Ugly Between Trump, Clinton
Nebraska fans try to distract Delaware State players with Trump and Clinton signs during an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., on Nov. 19, 2015.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been laying into each other in a battle that could continue for more than 10 months if they both stay at the top of the polls. At a Monday night rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trump made some deeply personal attacks on his fellow front-runner, saying her bathroom break during Saturday night's Democratic debate was "disgusting," Politico reports. "I know where she went. It's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it," he said. He went on to use what the Guardian calls a "Yiddish vulgarity" to mock Clinton for her 2008 primary loss to Barack Obama. "She was favored to win, and she got schlonged," Trump said.

Trump has been demanding an apology for Clinton's claim that ISIS uses videos of him to recruit radicals. PolitiFact rates the claim "false," but a Clinton spokesman says, "Hell, no" to apologizing, NBC News reports. Clinton will not apologize for "correctly pointing out how his hateful rhetoric only helps ISIS recruit more terrorists," Brian Fallon said in a statement. At the Grand Rapids rally, Trump branded Clinton a "liar" and said "the last person she wants to run against is me," per the Washington Post. According to a Reuters poll released Monday, Clinton would beat Trump 40% to 29% if the election were held today. Some 8% were undecided, 14% wouldn't vote for either one, and 9% wouldn't bother voting, according to the poll. (Researchers believe Trump's support has been underestimated.)

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