Trump drew harsh criticism earlier this year for referencing the former president’s marital indiscretions. But he has continued indirectly referencing the attacks in the months since. He has used the affairs to counter-punch on accusations that he has a problem with women voters.
Facing the likelihood that he and Hillary Clinton will face each other in the general election, Trump has escalated escalated his attacks on the former secretary of state. Proving little is off limits in what is expected to be a nasty general election fight, he revived his previous attacks on their marriage.
“She's been the total enabler. She would go after these women and destroy their lives. She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler,” he said. “What she did to a lot of those women was disgraceful.”
The real estate mogul, who has struggled in national polls among female voters, was also blasted several weeks ago for suggesting that Clinton relied on the “women’s card”
“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the women's card,” Trump said during a news conference at Trump Tower in April. “And the beautiful thing is, women don't like her."
Clinton has pushed back on the attacks, accusing the presumptive GOP presidential nominee of misogyny and linking the attacks to his controversial rhetoric on women’s issues.
"He doesn’t think much of equal pay for women because, of course, he doesn’t’ think much of women, it turns out," Clinton said Friday during an event in California.