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Hillary Clinton ‘Would Not Be In The Race If She Were Not A Woman,’ Says Donald Trump

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has done it again. This time, the business tycoon is accusing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman’s card” to get support from female voters.

The billionaire claimed on Fox News last Sunday that the only thing “going for her” is her gender.

This is not the first time Trump, 69, pointed out Hillary Clinton’s gender as her main weapon in the current Democratic nominations. The GOP frontrunner went on to emphasize his point on Fox News.

“The only card she has to play is the woman’s card. If she were not a woman, she wouldn’t even be in the race.”

In his victory speech after winning the Republican primary in New York, Trump also said, “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote.”

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton seemed unphased by Trump’s disparaging comments about her at his rally last week. The former Secretary of State took her Republican rival’s remarks in stride, saying that if playing the “woman’s card” means fighting for equal pay, paid family leave, and health care specifically for women, then “deal me in.”

To make a strong response, the Hillary Clinton campaign released actual “woman cards” and distributed them to her supporters. The cards read, “Congratulations! You’re in the majority,” and “Deal me in.”

According to the Stephanie Schriock, president of the political action committee EMILY’s List, Trump’s style and way of promoting himself do not work favorably for him when it comes to female voters.

“Trump is clearly taking on a strategy that is marginalizing women,” said Schriock on This Week.

“Women voters are going to decide this election,” she added. “And what women voters are looking for are candidates who are supporting equal pay, who are fighting for minimum wage, who are talking about paid family leave.”

The Republican candidate is clearly having a difficult time luring female voters, even those from the GOP. In the recent Gallup daily tracking poll, Trump is viewed unfavorably by 70 percent of female respondents. Unfortunately, the frontrunner is not doing better among male Republicans either, where 58 percent see him as unfavorable. Making matters even worse for Trump, the poll shows that his support from women voters has been steadily declining over the course of his campaign.

However, Trump’s senior campaign adviser, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a TV interview that she believes Hillary Clinton is indeed playing the woman’s card. She added that “the biggest thing that she’s running on is the fact that she’s a woman.”

Sanders is confident that while Trump does not have the support he needs from female Republicans, he will eventually win them over. However, she did not give details on the strategy the Trump team will use to gain more votes from women.

The business tycoon is also facing criticism after he was endorsed by former boxing champ Mike Tyson. Tyson, a former heavyweight champion, was convicted of rape in 1992, and the endorsement does not sit well with women’s rights advocates.

Nevertheless, Huckabee Sanders said that every endorsement counts for Trump because he wants to get the vote of “every American.”

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