While discussing entitlement reform initiatives during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton took a cheap shot at Donald Trump — and it provoked the Republican to utter four words that had the internet buzzing.
Clinton reiterated her desire to raise taxes on the wealthy, even if it means she pays more. Then, she hit Trump with a thinly veiled jab about his taxes.
“My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it,” Clinton said.
“Such a nasty woman,” Trump interrupted.
— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) October 20, 2016
The line sparked a fierce Twitter firestorm of sexism allegations:
In almost ANY OTHER situation, a politician calling opponent a "nasty woman" would be most explosive moment of the debate/week/entire race
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) October 20, 2016
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 20, 2016
"Nasty woman." That's all he could say because only 1 woman was standing on stage. What he means is "nasty women." #debatenight
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 20, 2016
Re: "nasty woman," a reminder of Trump's net favs w/
All women: -43
Suburban women: -34
Non college women: -38
Women w/ college degree: -50
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) October 20, 2016
Some Trump supporters approved of the line:
Yes, Megyn Kelly, Hillary is a nasty woman. There are nasty men and nasty women. Uh, is this complicated?
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 20, 2016
“What a nasty woman” – DJT pic.twitter.com/AFYsBayT1Y
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) October 20, 2016
Hillary is nasty. Good that Trump pointed it out.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 20, 2016
The good news: No more debates until 2020.