After a Fox News host said Tuesday that Donald Trump mocked the way Hillary Clinton ate cake at his wedding, the presumptive GOP nominee responded online to set the record straight about exactly which woman he was insulting.
Fox anchor Martha MacCallum was discussing a scathing new web video from Correct The Record, a pro-Clinton super PAC, which highlights some of Trump’s worst past remarks about women.
“We’ll show an ad in a little while where he goes after Hillary Clinton, talking about the way she ate cake at his wedding,” the Fox anchor said. “There will be no holding back.”
Less than 20 minutes later, Trump chimed in on Twitter to say he was deriding comedian Rosie O’Donnell, not Clinton, in the clip used by Correct The Record.
It was Rosie O’Donnell who ate the cake in the vicious Hillary commercial about me, not Crooked Hillary! @marthamaccallum
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2016
The remarks in the 72-second spot, dubbed “Donald Trump ‘Respects’ Women…,” appear to originate from a 2007 interview with Trump on “Larry King Live” where he criticized O’Donnell’s new book.
“I was never a fan. She came to my wedding, she ate like a pig,” Trump said when asked about his relationship with O’Donnell before their long-running feud. “Seriously, the wedding cake was like, missing in action. I couldn’t stand her.”
Watch Correct The Record’s spot below: