Elections

Trump Doubles Down On ‘Schlong,’ Veteran Journalists Back Him Up

Under fire from Democrats and the media for saying Hillary Clinton “got schlonged” in 2008 by Barack Obama, Republican hopeful Donald Trump doubled down.

Claiming a candidate getting “schlonged” is “a commonly used word in politics,” Trump refused to back down.

He even cited NPR using the term in a political context.

Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, released a statement condemning Trump’s use of the term. Palmieri said the campaign was “not responding to Trump.” However, she played the “woman card” and claimed victim status for Hillary by adding while they won’t be responding, “everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should.”

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Clinton came under fire for saying Trump has been featured in ISIS recruitment videos. Media fact checkers could not find any evidence to support this claim, declaring it a lie.

While Trump is not featured in ISIS recruitment films, Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, is prominently featured in an ISIS video, where he is called a “fornicator” for his affairs and multiple claims of sexual assault and harassment.

Trump’s demands for an apology for the false charge were brushed off by the Clinton campaign.

Rather than address any of the back and forth head on, Clinton used a question about bullying to again attack Trump for his words.

Backing up Trump’s claim “schlonged” is a common political term was veteran newsman Jeff Greenfield and New York Times political correspondent Alex Burns.