One went high, the other went low: Clinton takes dig at Trump
Washington : Hillary Clinton has said her Republican rival Donald Trump wasted his time attacking her instead of apologising to women, as the Democratic nominee described how the controversial tycoon hit a “low” during the second presidential debate.
“The differences between me and my opponent are pretty clear. To paraphrase my friend Michelle Obama, one of us went high and one of us went low,” Clinton said yesterday at an election rally in Detroit Michigan.
This was her first election rally after Sunday night’s second presidential debate in St Louis, Missouri.
“Donald Trump spent his time attacking when he should have been apologising,” she said amidst applause from the audience.
“Now, there are a lot of things he should apologise for, right?” she asked her supporters, who shouted back, “Yeah!”
“On Friday, the whole world heard him talking about the terrible way he treats women,” Clinton said referring to the audio and video tapes that have surfaced in which Trump is seen making lewd comments about women.
Trump has apologised for his remarks made 11 years ago. The audience booed as Clinton made reference to those lewd remarks of the 70-year-old real estate baron.
“Last night, when he was pressed about how he behaves, he just doubled down on his excuse that it is just locker room banter. Well, I’ll tell you what. Women and men across America know that is just a really weak excuse for behaving badly and mistreating people,” Clinton said.
“I got to tell you though, we’ve seen this kind of behavior all through the campaign from my opponent. And unfortunately, some people do not want to face it, but here is a man who has insulted not just women but African-Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, Muslims, PoWs and so many more,” she said as the audience booed Trump again.
“We now know who Donald Trump is, but the real question for us is who are we, right? I would argue we are not who he is. Here in America, we are taught to and we should respect each other. Lift each other up. Celebrate our diversity. That’s the country that I know and love. And that’s the country that this generation of young people are going to make even stronger, more open, more tolerant,” she said.