Hillary Clinton weighed in on Donald Trump’s remarks about Megyn Kelly on Monday, saying, “I think the guy went way overboard, offensive, outrageous—pick your adjective.”
Trump had recently been critical of Megyn Kelly’s questions for him during the first Republican debate, saying, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” a remark many interpreted as referencing menstruation, though Trump has denied that association.
“Yes, I know it makes great TV,” Clinton said on Monday following an event in New Hampshire. “It’s all entertainment. You know, I think he’s having the time of his life, you know, being up on that stage, saying whatever he wants to say, getting people excited, both for and against him.”
Clinton also drew attention to the greater context of how Republican candidates have addressed women’s issues, saying, “I just want to remind us that what they say about women—not [just] one woman who is perfectly capable and incredibly impressive, able to take care of herself, but all these women that I have fought for, worked for, stood up for, advocated for and want to be a president for, who may not have the opportunity to defend themselves, who may lose the right to exercise a personal choice if certain of the Republicans were to be successful—I don’t want that forgotten.”
Asked about her attendance at Trump’s wedding, which he said she attended for financial reasons, she said, “I happened to be planning to be in florida and I thought it would be fun to go to his wedding because it’s always entertaining. Now that he’s running for president, it’s a little more troubling.”