Clinton Ally Apologizes For Saying ‘Ugly Women’ Won’t Support Trump

AP

An ally to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told the Associated Press that he was sorry for suggesting on Wednesday that women — “ugly women” in particular — wouldn’t tolerate presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s misogynistic rhetoric.

Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia, said he was sorry for his comments which he called “incredibly dumb and selfish,” the AP reported Thursday.

Rendell said he was mocking his own appearance and that he was trying to note that “there’s more of us than there are of them” when he told The Washington Post that Trump would lose out among female, Republican voters.

“For every one he’ll lose 1½, two Republican women,” Rendell told the Post’s Dave Weigel. “Trump’s comments like ‘You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,’ that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally.”

Rendell endorsed Clinton in the 2008 race against then-Sen. Barack Obama and is supporting her again in the 2016 election.

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