‘His gender gap just went up to 80 percent’: Twitter reacts to Trump’s Clinton commentBy Elise Viebeck April 27 at 11:34 AM ?
It was the gaffe heard ’round social media.
Donald Trump was having a pretty great Tuesday night. He swept five Republican primaries, beat pundits’ expectations and declared himself Republicans’ “presumptive nominee.” Then, he proceeded to make several comments that will be a gift — a gift — to Hillary Clinton if the two face each other in the general election.
In case you missed it, here’s what Trump said:
I think the only card [Clinton] has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else going on. And frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going on is the women’s card. And the beautiful thing is women don’t like her, okay? And look how well I did with women tonight.
For a candidate that badly trails Clinton among women, these are bold remarks. And they were jaw-dropping to political Twitter, particularly its Democrats.