Clinton Ally Puts His Foot In His Mouth While Criticizing Trump’s Misogyny

Former Gov. Ed Rendell stands before Tom Wolf takes the oath of office to become the 47th governor of Pennsylvania Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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An ally to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to suggest Wednesday that women—ugly women, to be specific—wouldn’t tolerate presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s misogynistic rhetoric.

Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia, surmised to The Washington Post in an article posted Wednesday that Trump would have “some appeal” among working-class Democrats in his state, but that he’d lose out among Republican women.

“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 her 2008 race against then-Sen. Barack Obama and is supporting her again in the 2016 election. He has appeared alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on the campaign trail, where he criticized her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) record on guns.

Rendell did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment on Wednesday.

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