Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are really going at it lately. Most of the fire originates from the Trump camp, but Clinton has still engaged at times. She parodied, for example, the Twitter style that Trump has previously used against her, marking one of her tweets with “Sad!”
The candidates are effectively preparing for whom they think will be their general election opponent –although such an assumption is far from certain on both of their parts. Both are in the lead, but it’s wait and see until the convention as to whether or not their leads hold.
In the latest jab, Trump said, last night, that the only thing Clinton has going for her is her gender. He said, “If she were a man, I don’t think she would get 5% of the vote.” The sad, sorry state of affairs that the American political system reeks of is why this is even a thing — why, that is, that a candidate’s gender is even relevant. For Trump, of course, things like that are even more relevant, as he has continuously shown his blatant sexism among his other forms of gleeful bias.
Both candidates in question scored sweeping victories yesterday, Trump winning 5 states and Clinton winning 4. Honestly, Clinton is the most formidable opponent to Trump. His primary opponents, US Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, are running far behind him, although there is still a chance that one of them could win. Such a win would be through one of them coming out on top in a contested convention, where the nominee is chosen on the convention floor.
Should Trump and Clinton be the general election candidates, the likelihood is that Clinton would win. Still, Trump introduces so many variables into the mix that there really is little certainty. And, on top of that, nobody really likes Clinton, although nobody likes Trump either. In other words, it is going to be such a time as the candidates try and woo voters that they have already started now, and they have started ugly.
You can watch the video of Trump’s remarks below, via The Hill on Facebook.
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