Transcript for Trump Faces Backlash Over Sexually Derogatory Remark About Hillary
It's a war of words between the two front-runners in the race for the white house. But Donald Trump's off color comments about Hillary Clinton, tonight sparking another Chor rouse of accusations the billionaire mogul's rhetoric is demeaning to women. Did trump cross the line or is he still the teflon don? I know where she went. It's disgusting. I don't want to talk about it. No, it's too disgusting. Reporter: At an arousing campaign rally, it was classic trump. The target this time, Hillary Clinton, who was late getting back from the bathroom at Saturday's debate. Sorry. It's disgusting. I don't want to talk about it. Reporter: But he soon veered from toilet humor to a lewd sex act to describe Clinton losing the nomination in 2008 to then senator Obama. She was favored to win and she got . She lost. She lost. Reporter: The word trump use sd too graphic for us to air. It's a yiddish term which as a now means male genitalia. As verb it means sexually degrading aboct. Hillary Clinton's campaigning tweeting, we are not responding to trump but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflict onyx all women should. #I'mwithher. Late today at town hall Clinton simply said this -- We shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. Because that is not who we are as Americans. You've called women you don't like fat pigs. Reporter: It's far from the first time trump has insulted women in no holds bar campaign. Only Rosie o'donnell. Reporter: There was this heated exchange at a republican debate with Fox News' megyn Kelly. Honestly, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. Reporter: Trump later insulted kelly on CNN with some comments they felt aimed as menstruation. She started asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. But she was, in my opinion, she was off base. Reporter: And then there's time he maligned fiorina on the basis of her looks in a rolling stone interview saying, look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? She got . She lost. Reporter: But it's that derogatory word at last night's rally making headlines today. So we sat down with three women with different backgrounds to gauge the reaction. It's the mark of a man who I believe has no respect for women whatsoever. Reporter: Donna Brazile is vice chair of the democratic national committee. Women, regardless of your party affiliation, we need to speak up. Reporter: Erica suitor blog on a site read by millions of young moms. All of those things are some things that parents would never want their children to say so we see a lot of people worrying about, is this a role model for our kids? We have to worry about this throughout the candidacy? Reporter: And Paula Johnson is the co-chair for the women's coalition for trump up in new Hampshire. I don't think he's insulting to women. I think there's a lot of women out there that are very insulting to other women and to men out there. But that doesn't necessarily excuse using comments that are vulgar or insulting. I listened to the way people talk to people now in this country, and there is no respect for anybody in this country anymore. I don't think what Mr. Trump was saying was vulgar at all. Reporter: Meanwhile, trump's fellow republicans didn't exactly rally behind him. I'm going to let Donald Trump speak for himself. I'm going to speak for myself. Reporter: Jeb bush in new Hampshire today trying to brush off the remarks taking issue instead with Clinton. She's great at being the victim. You know, this little enhancer victimology status. This is what -- this is what she loves doing. Trump is not going to be president because he says these things. It turns people off. I mean, for crying out loud, we're two days before Christmas. Lighten up, man. Reporter: This morning in a Boston herald radio interview Carly fiorina would not respond directly to trump's comments but says she, too, have felt the sting of men lashing out at powerful women. I have been called several "B" words. I was introduced by my boss as our token bimbo.we cannot have candidates who insult women beat Hillary Clinton. Reporter: Standing by his words, trump tonight tweeting that what he said was not vulgar and that it meant beaten badly, adding that it was an often used word in politics. I think the republican party will have to take this on at some point. They're caught between a rock and a hard place. They want Donald Trump's vigor but they don't want his vulgarity. Reporter: And questions now lingering about how this latest comment might impact his run for the nomination. The latest national poll shows trump maintaining his lead with 28% of gop voters. But six out of every ten women voters polled said they would be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their commander in chief. Some pem like Paula Johnson pointed to female executives in trump's ranks. Would you honestly say that you're proud of his comments towards women? I don't think he's degrading to women at all. Not at all. If I thought he was, I would not be on his campaign. Reporter: And she's not the only woman in trump's life defending his treatment of women. His wife explaining his Streng of comments to Barbara Walters. You know your husband has come under fire here and there for making disparaging remark about women. Does this bother you? It doesn't bother me. He treats everybody the same. He talks about men as well. Not about women only. Maybe they go into a little bit more detail when they say something about women. Perhaps he is respectful to women who are not challenging him for the nomination but there's nothing in his record, his record is a presidential candidate that leads me to believe that he respects women. Reporter: Trump of course believes that women are better off with him as commander in chief. You have sometimes offended women, Latinos, veterans. How can you unify the country when you make these divisive statements? Women respect me, they like me, they know I'm going to take care of them, I'm going protect them. Reporter: Most recently Clinton has been challenging trump saying antimuslim statements have been fueling Isis recruitment. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. Reporter: But trump's firing back. Once again, from his rally last night. She's terrible. Donald Trump is on video and Isis is using him on the video to recruit. It turned out to be a lie. How is it going? Reporter: In an interview with my colleague for this week trump stood firm saying there's no evidence. The argument she's making beyond the video is that your words are being broadcast throughout the Arab world and you know, why -- is there any doubt that Isis would use what you're saying about muslims? But there is no argument beyond the video. They are using lots of things I imagine to recruit but they didn't use me on a video. Reporter: Today the former secretary of state doubling down and slamming trump again for what she says is dangerous rhetoric being reaired on arabic television. If you go on arabic television as we have and you look at what is being blasted out, it is playing into the hands of the violent jihadists. Reporter: All of this just may be the last headline from trump heading into the Christmas holiday. But he will be back on the trail come Monday. Remember, there's just 40 days left until the Iowa caucuses where perhaps his fate among the republican party will begin to be decided. Donald Trump is playing the game that he understands very well, which is to entertain and to insult and to treat this like it's a reality TV show. And it's not. It's the presidency of the United States.
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