Hillary Clinton ducked out for a quick bathroom break as Saturdayâ€™s two-hour Democratic candidatesâ€™ debate broke for a commercial and hurried back to her podium with the cameras already back on.
The trip to the ladiesâ€™ room has become the latest target of the vulgar humor that Donald Trump so often directs at women.
â€œShe was going to beat Obama: She was going to beat â€” she was favored to win and she got schlonged,â€ Trump told a Grand Rapids, Mich., rally Monday.
The Republican presidential candidateâ€™s use of a vulgar Yiddish phrase for penis came in a reference to the 2008 Democratic race, in which Barack Obama bested Clinton for the partyâ€™s presidential nomination.
Earlier, again mocking the bathroom break, Trump declared: â€œI know where she went â€” itâ€™s disgusting, I donâ€™t want to talk about it.â€
The mockery has come from a candidate who demanded that Clinton apologize to him. Clinton said in the debate that Trumpâ€™s remarks about Muslims were a recruiting tool for the Islamic State.
The Clinton campaign issued a response of sorts in a tweet by spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri: â€œWe are not responding to Trump, but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should.â€
Not since Frank Sinatra referred to women as â€œbroadsâ€ and described female journalists as hookers â€” he once put two dollar bills in a cup held by Washington Post columnist Maxine Chesire, screaming: â€œGet away from me, you scum. Go home and take a bath.Youâ€™re nothing but a two-dollar c***â€ â€” has anyone insulted women so consistently as Donald Trump.
Trump said earlier this year: â€œIf Hillary Clinton canâ€™t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy the American people?â€
Of Republican presidential rival Carly Fiorina, he told Rolling Stone: â€œLook at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president.â€
The candidateâ€™s most consistent vitriol has been reserved for Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who dared flag Trump with a question about past mocking and demeaning references to her gender. â€œShe (Kelly) gets out and she starts asking all sorts of ridiculous questions,â€ said Trump. â€œYou could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever.â€
It is Trump who once told Esquire, â€œYou know, it doesnâ€™t really matter what (the media) write as long as youâ€™ve got a young and beautiful piece of a**.â€
Before his run for president, Trump dispensed his vulgarity on TV personalities and actresses. Rosie Oâ€™Donnell, he described as â€œcrude, rude, obnoxious and dumb.â€
â€œWhile Bette Midler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct,â€ Trump said. And of an Oscar-winning actress and three-time Golden Globe winner, Trump opined: â€œCher is somewhat of a loser. Sheâ€™s lonely. Sheâ€™s very miserable.â€
Perhaps, after Trumpâ€™s bathroom mockery, Hillary and Bill Clinton are having regrets about flying to Florida a decade ago to be guests at Trumpâ€™s wedding to his young and beautiful third wife.