Donald Trump: ‘I Would Be The Best For Women’

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Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Monday that he “would be the best for women” if elected President.

The comment came after Trump refused to apologize this weekend for making what some interpreted to be a reference to Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle.

Mika Brzezinski, a co-host on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” asked the Republican presidential candidate how he would tackle the issues of equal pay and women’s limited access to capitol. In response, Trump switched the topic to women’s health and took a shot at one of his presidential rivals, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).

“This is the kind of a question I should have been asked [at the debate],” Trump said. “The women’s health issue, which Jeb Bush so amazingly blew about four or five days ago when he said ‘no money going to women’s health issues’ or essentially that. With me, Mika, I would be the best for women, the best for women’s health issues.”

Brzezinski then tried to steer Trump back to the topic of equal pay after he went on a tangent about the first Republican primary debate’s ratings, but to no avail.

“How would you get equal pay passed and how would you enforce it, and then the question of access to capital for women?” she asked.

“As far as questions like that, Mika, I’m not going to do it on this show and I don’t want to discuss it on this show,” Trump said. “I want to discuss those questions at a debate. But all I can say on women’s issues and women’s health issues, there will be nobody better than Donald Trump.”

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