At her first-ever Women for Hillary event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton came out strongly against Donald Trump, and other Republicans on women's rights issues -- a topic she will focus in on in the coming months as she works to reboot her campaign amid dropping poll numbers and growing scrutiny over her use of a personal email server while secretary of state.
"Whenever he has been pressed about the things he says about women, he says he loves women. In fact, to quote him he 'cherishes' us," Clinton said today about Trump outside the Portsmouth Middle School. "Well, if it's all the same to you Mr. Trump, I'd rather you stop 'cherishing women' and start respecting women."
Clinton also noted Trump's recent attack on her in August at an event South Carolina, saying that she "doesn’t have a clue" about women's health issues.
"Really? I mean you can't make this stuff up," she said. "He said he would do a much better job for women than I would. Now that's a general election debate that's going to be a lot of fun."
"Sen. Rubio brags about denying victims of rape and incest access to abortion. Gov. Bush says $500 million is too much to spend on women's health. And when Ben Carson, a medical doctor was asked if he accepts Life of the Mother exceptions to abortion bans he said, 'I'm not sure that's a legitimate argument.'"
She was joined at the event by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who today officially announced her endorsement of Clinton. They were celebrating the 20th anniversary of Clinton's women's rights speech in Beijing.
The two women both wore pink -- the same color pantsuit Clinton wore during that speech in 1995.
"This is pink power," Shaheen said when she took the stage alongside Clinton.
Clinton ended her remarks with her famous line from that 1995 Beijing speech: "Human rights are women's right and women's rights are human rights, once and for all."
Following the event, Clinton addressed her use of a personal email server while secretary of state, telling reporters that she personally paid a State Department staffer to help maintain the server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home.
Despite the continual focus on her emails, Clinton seemed in good spirits about the future of her campaign.
"Off we go, joyfully," she remarked as she walked away.