Hillary Clinton surrogate David Brock offered a mind-blowing assessment of Donald Trump’s use of the term “schlonged” to describe Hillary Clinton’s loss to then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, saying that the Republican’s presidential candidate’s comment was racist because it invoked the image of a “black rapist.”
“What we’re gonna see, and what we got a taste of last night, was the misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton, which also had a racial appeal, as well,” Brock, the founder of the pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner during an interview Tuesday night.
“The idea of a black rapist using the schlong to defeat Hillary, I mean, I think that’s what that really was about,” added Brock, who as a journalist in the 1990s was heavily critical of the Clintons.
Trump’s use of the term “schlonged” — which he uttered at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Monday — generated intense debate over what, exactly, he meant by it.
“Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse, I don’t know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat — she was favored to win — and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost,” Trump said.
Many observers initially interpreted the verbiage as a reference to a penis. But the real estate billionaire shot back on Tuesday, claiming on Twitter that the media gave it “false meaning” and that it actually referred to a situation in which someone is “beaten badly.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
And some evidence has emerged to support Trump’s claim.
Political commentator Jeff Greenfield wrote on Twitter that “schlonged” is a “New York way of saying: ‘I lost big time.'”
On further review, Trump is right on this. "I got schlonged" is a commonplace NY way of saying: "I lost big time," w/out genital reference.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) December 23, 2015
Perhaps most damning to Brock’s theory is that Trump — the quintessential Manhattan real estate tycoon — has used the term before in a political context in a race which featured two white female candidates. In a 2011 interview, Trump said that Jane Corwin, a Republican House candidate in New York, was “getting schlonged” by her Democratic opponent, Kathy Hochul.
NPR’s Neil Conan also used the term during a 2011 interview to discuss the recent death of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. Conan asserted that the 1984 Democratic ticket — consisting of Walter Mondale and Ferraro — “went on to get schlonged” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Political strategist Dick Morris also includes “schlonged” in his vocabulary. In 2006, he asserted that President George W. Bush was “going to get schlonged” in the mid-term elections — a prediction which came true.
[h/t The Blaze]