At a speech and press conference on Tuesday night, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of “playing the woman’s card,” and it didn’t seem to go over well with some in the audience.
Mary Pat, the wife of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, drew attention for her expression when Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, suggested his potential Democratic rival’s only advantage was her gender.
Chris Cuomo asked Trump about this on CNN’s “New Day,” saying that Mary Pat Christie “made a face” when Trump made the comments.
“Last night talking about Hillary Clinton, whom you call ‘crooked Hillary,’ you said the only thing she has is the woman card,” Cuomo said. “Now even Chris Christie’s wife standing behind you made a face when you said that.”
Cuomo asked Trump whether he thought attacking Clinton over “playing the woman’s card” was “a winning formula.”
“Yes. It’s part of – it is certainly part,” Trump said. “She is a woman. She’s playing the woman card left and right. She didn’t play it last time with Obama, but she’s playing it much harder this time, and she will be called on it. Absolutely.”
Here’s the scene Cuomo was referring to:
And when Trump said women didn’t like Clinton:
Trump dominated Republican primary contests on Tuesday and said he considered himself the presumptive GOP nominee.