Rick Tyler, Ted Cruz’s former communications director, criticized Donald Trump for saying Hillary Clinton doesn’t look presidential during a Tuesday morning interview on MSNBC.
Trump said in an interview with ABC News that Clinton lacks a presidential look, “and you need a presidential look.”
“You have to get the job done. I think if she went to Mexico, she would have a total failure. We had a big success,” Trump said.
Host Craig Melvin asked Tyler, “for someone who is looking at a 15-point deficit with women in particular in this latest national poll, why make comments like that could certainly be seen as sexist?”
“You’re absolutely right,” Tyler responded. “He should not be saying those things because the first conclusion when you say a woman doesn’t look presidential, people immediately draw the conclusion that you’re saying that women can’t look presidential.”
“That is not going to go over well with the people that he is losing, primarily women.” he continued. “That is the vote he needs to try to expand, particularly Republican women who have sort of been sitting on the fence here.”