On Wednesday morning, hot off five state primary wins, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told MSNBC that he is just going to have to “get used” to all of the “shouting" coming from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump said that he was still "recovering" from Clinton's "shouting” after being shown a clip of the former secretary of state’s comments pushing back against Trump’s earlier claim that she constantly plays the gender card.
"I know a lot of people would say you can't say that about a woman, because of course a woman doesn't shout," said the real estate mogul. "The way she shouted that message was not -- that's the way she said it, and I guess I'll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months."
Trump also appeared on CNN on Wednesday to lament Clinton’s use of the “woman card” yet again: "She's playing the woman card left and right," he said, adding, "She didn't play it last time with Obama but she's playing it much harder this time, and she will be called on it. Absolutely."
The Republican frontrunner explained that one can simply call someone out for the use of the gender card by just telling “them they're playing the woman's card."
Echoing comments from Tuesday night, Trump added that Clinton would be doing much worse if she were a man. "I know it. If she was a man and she was the way she is she would get virtually no votes," he said.
"I think the only card she has is the woman's card. She's got nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote," stated Trump on Tuesday after winning big in the primaries. "The only thing she's got going is the women's card, and the beautiful thing is, women don't like her, OK, and look how well I did with women tonight."
Clinton protested the accusation by equating playing the “woman card” with standing up for “women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay.”
But both Trump and Clinton have a problem. Hillary has indeed played the “woman card,” and Trump, with astronomical unfavorables among women, is not exactly one to talk about women hating the former secretary of state.
For example, back in October, Clinton accused her Democratic opponent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, of sexism because he said that she was “shouting.”
“I haven’t been shouting, but sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting,” said Clinton during a campaign speech.
Sanders denied the accusation: “I certainly do not have a problem with women speaking out, and I think what the secretary is doing there is taking words and misapplying them,” rebutted the open socialist. “What I was talking about very clearly is that all across this country we have people shouting at each other.”
As for Mr. Trump claiming that women “hate” Clinton, the real estate mogul loses to Clinton by 23 percentage points in a matchup with former secretary of state among women, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
"The way she shouted that message was not -- that's the way she said it, and I guess I'll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months."
-Donald Trump, on Hillary Clinton's shouting
Further, the Manhattan socialite maintains a devastating 69 percent unfavorable rating with women.
Clearly, Clinton is guilty of both "shouting" and playing the "woman card." Also, Trump is guilty of tanking with women.
The choices this election cycle are superb.