Republican frontrunner Donald Trump talks about his web ad tying Bill Clinton to Bill Cosby, Hillary Clinton's "victim" status and how she enabled her husband's philandering and supposed sexual assaults on FOX News Sunday with host Chris Wallace. Trump claimed he was not comparing Clinton to Cosby, saying "that's up to the public to decide."
"I have more respect for women than Hillary Clinton has," Trump said Sunday. "I have more respect than Hillary Clinton, OK? I will take care of this country far better than Hillary."
"I thought it was appropriate," Trump said of his attack on the former president. "I mean, to be honest, I thought it was appropriate. He's campaigning for the wife. She said I had a penchant for sexism, which I don't. But, that's what she said. She made the statement."
Trump said the Democratic presidential frontrunner is no victim because she worked with her husband to "destroy" women he was involved with.
"She's not a victim," Trump told Wallace. "She was an enabler."
"She worked with him," Trump said. "I mean, she was -- some of the women have been totally destroyed. Some of these women have been destroyed, and Hillary worked with him."
"There's no feeling sorry for Hillary in this situation," Trump said. "And, all you have to do is look at some of the facts, and look at some of the settlements. There's no feeling sorry for her."
Transcript, via FOX News:
WALLACE: This week you released a short video, once again hitting Bill Clinton on his personal problems. Here it is.
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HILLARY CLINTON, D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. Once and for all, let's keep fighting for opportunity and dignity.
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WALLACE: First of all, you put Bill Cosby in there, and you have compared Bill Clinton’s problems to Bill Cosby's.
TRUMP: No, I'm not doing that. I mean, that's to the -- that’s actually up to the public
WALLACE: Well, you have mentioned them both in the same sentence, and the reason I ask is --
TRUMP: I mean, it's not up to me...
WALLACE: -- as inappropriate as his relationship with Monica Lewinsky may have been, since she was an intern --
TRUMP: Well, you're not talking about Monica, you’re talking about many.
WALLACE: It was consensual, Clinton and Monica.
TRUMP: You're talking about many. I mean, if you read the book, the book has other ones that were really horrible. You have one being -- accusing him of rape, and other things.
Hey, look, he was impeached. He lost his law license, couldn't practice law. He had to pay a massive fine or a massive amount of money to -- whether it's Paula Jones, or whoever.
And this was all done in the White House. A lot of this was done in the White House. Not a good situation.
Now, had she not mentioned about penchant for sexism, to me, penchant -- I have a penchant for sexism.
I have more respect for women than Hillary Clinton has. I have more respect than Hillary Clinton, OK? I will take care of this country far better than Hillary.
So, I thought it was appropriate. I mean, to be honest, I thought it was appropriate. He's campaigning for the wife. She said I had a penchant for sexism, which I don't. But, that's what she said. She made the statement.
WALLACE: Now, a lot of Republican officials, including a lot of Republican women say that's going to backfire. That, you're going to make her more popular. Once again, she's the victim, that it's going to turn a lot of...
TRUMP: No, no. She's not a victim. She was an enabler -- she
WALLACE: She was an enabler?
TRUMP: She worked -- yes, she worked with him. I mean, she was -- some of the women have been totally destroyed. Some of these women have been destroyed, and Hillary worked with him.
I mean, there's no -- there's no feeling sorry for Hillary in this situation. And, all you have to do is look at some of the facts, and look at some of the settlements. There's no feeling sorry for her.
WALLACE: Clinton has refused to respond to your statements, saying she's made a made a New Year's Resolution. Here it is.
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CLINTON: I’m going to let him live in his alternative reality and I’m not going to respond.
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WALLACE: Your reaction?
TRUMP: Well, I can tell you right now, during the debate, the Democrat debate -- even though they call it the Democratic debate, it really is the Democrat debate.
Then she brought the sexism, penchant for, and I said, what's going on over here? I mean -- and then her husband says I'm going out to -- you know, he's going to go out to campaign. So, with all of that happening, I think he's fair game.
And, I would say 95 percent of the people that have looked at it, including the liberal press, has agreed with me.