As the November 8 US presidential election approaches, people around the world are sitting on the edge of their seats as America goes to polls – with a very controversial choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
At the third presidential debate, Clinton and Trump’s ugly and bitter battle for the White House barrelled towards the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday night for one final primetime showdown. And even though people hoped for some respite from all the name-calling, the show ended with Trump slamming Clinton as “such a nasty woman”.
Political experts and commentators of both parties expressed shock at the snipe, with many on social media and cable news identifying it as one of the Republican nominee’s worst moments of the 90-minute meet-up in Las Vegas.
Trump and his gestures of disrespecting and ridiculing women continued even on the stage of the final debate. As many as nine women have billed up allegation against the Republican candidate that that he groped them or kissed them without their permission, to which he said, “Those stories have been largely debunked.”
From former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who came out to tell the world how Trump humiliated and ridiculed her, to video tapes showing the billionaire-turned politician using profane language for women, Trump faces the possibility of a large gender gap against Clinton is unlikely to help him with women voters in swing states.
As soon as Trump’s crude remark was made, the Internet went crazy about his remark and he was slammed and trolled for his comment.
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Almost instantly, a Twitter hashtag “nastywoman” was born, with social media users making mostly positive comments about the Democratic nominee, and entrepreneurs began marketing T-shirts. Also, the Democratic party started a campaign asking people to retweet a GIF that says, “This Nasty Woman Votes”.
— MO Democratic Party (@MoDemParty) October 20, 2016
Though through the night, Trump tried to do damage control to say, “Nobody respects women more than me” he certainly made an exception for Hillary Clinton.
From celebrities to political analytics and common people, both men and women lashed out at the Republican nominee for the “misogynistic” comment, while other took the path of sarcasm.
Did Trump just call Hillary “such a nasty woman?” I bet Billy Bush egged him on to say that. #debatenight
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) October 20, 2016
The only person with more respect for women than Donald Trump is Bill Cosby. #debate
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 20, 2016
‘Such a nasty woman.’ My mouth fell open. I’m utterly shocked that a boorish misogynist of this caliber is on that stage. #debatenight
— Laurie Pennywise (@PennyRed) October 20, 2016
“Such a nasty woman.” – @realDonaldTrump
It’s like he has a alarm that goes off when he hasn’t said anything mean in a few minutes. #debate
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) October 20, 2016
Women who aren’t called nasty rarely make history. #debatenight
— Brianna Wiest (@briannawiest) October 20, 2016
— Emily Carson (@emilyannecarson) October 20, 2016
What’s a nasty woman to do? We’ll vote in numbers so huge. Bigly. #debatenight
— Eileen (@EileenBillinson) October 20, 2016
— Kanza Javed (@KanzaJaved) October 20, 2016
I, too, am a nasty woman (if nasty means smarter than you and you pissed about it) #debatenight
— Julia Craven (@juliacraven) October 20, 2016
— Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) October 20, 2016
Here are some of the funny reactions, that just nailed it.
— EMILY’s List (@emilyslist) October 20, 2016
— George Nimeh 🚀 (@iboy) October 20, 2016
— ∞ Andrea ∞ (@AndreaArizaga) October 20, 2016
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) October 20, 2016
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) October 20, 2016
— Marv (@Marv_Vien) October 20, 2016
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) October 20, 2016
— Liz Pierson (@liz_pierson) October 20, 2016
— 👻🎃Baby Bat🎃👻 (@LunalaDoll) October 20, 2016
And yes, the #nastywomen across America is ready to vote
— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) October 20, 2016
What do you think about Trump’s remark? Let us know in comments below
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