From the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton’s longtime chief of staff, Huma Abedin, has stepped up her criticism of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the campaign chairwoman called the GOP nominee’s rhetoric about women, immigrants and Muslims “deplorable and sexist” and said her campaign is “ready to do everything we can to defeat Donald Trump.”
She also said she is “saddened and angered” by Trump’s attack on former Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her refusal to call for an investigation into the Benghazi attacks.
The Clinton campaign on Monday also announced a new television ad highlighting the fact that Clinton is “running the country as a woman.”
The ad features Clinton on the campaign’s “Saturday Night Live” parody show where she says, “There is no greater insult than to be treated like a woman in this country.
And I am running the country like a female.”
The Trump campaign on Tuesday blasted Clinton’s attack, saying that she has “stopped working hard” and that she should be ashamed of herself.
“We are not going to let this go unchallenged,” Trump said on Twitter.
“She’s a woman after all.”
Trump has previously used the phrase “Crooked Hillary” and repeatedly said Clinton should be jailed for obstruction of justice, as she is a woman.