Donald Trump on Wednesday morning responded to Hillary Clinton’s election night speech, during which she called him out for saying that she has been playing the “woman card,” noting that she shouted her message.
“I haven’t quite recovered — it’s early in the morning — from her shouting that message,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked about Clinton bringing up his comments on the “woman card.” “And I know a lot of people would say you can’t say that about a woman, because of course a woman doesn’t shout. But 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.”
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Trump whether Clinton is stronger than he is on issues like equal pay and women’s health.
“We’re going to do very well. We’re going to do very well with Hillary and with women as soon as we start our process against her,” Trump replied. “I don’t even know if it’s going to be Hillary. We’re all waiting to find out what happens with the email scandal.”
Co-host Joe Scarborough then jumped in to ask, “Bernie Sanders shouts his message too, right?”
In response, Trump said that he would be able to use Sanders’ talking points to attack Clinton in the general election.
“Bernie Sanders has a message that’s interesting. I’m going to be taking a lot of things Bernie said and using them. I can reread some of his speeches and get some very good material,” he said. “He said some things about her that are actually surprising, that essentially she has no right to even be running and that she’s got bad judgment. When he said bad judgment, I said ‘sound bite!'”
“But Bernie has been very effective but treated very badly by the Democrats and by the Democratic party,” Trump added. “Frankly, he should run as an independent, I think.”
During an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning, Trump defended comments he made Tuesday night arguing that Clinton has been “playing the woman card” and that if she were a man, she would not perform as well in the primary.
When asked if talking about the “woman card” was a “winning formula” for the election, Trump said it is.
“She is a woman. She is playing the woman card left and right,” Trump said. “She will be called on it.
Watch part of Trump’s interview on “Morning Joe” via MSNBC: