Republican frontrunner Donald Trump used a Yiddish vulgarity to refer to Hillary Clinton on Monday, saying she was “schlonged” in her 2008 Democratic primary loss to Barack Obama.
Schlong is a Yiddish term for penis, reports theguardian.com
Trump used the insult during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and also denigrated for Clinton for taking too long to return from a commercial break during Saturday night’s Democratic debate.
“I know where she went. It’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. Clinton was reportedly using the woman’s restroom, which was a significant distance away from the debate stage.
The campaign event was Trump’s first since Saturday’s Democratic event when Clinton claimed that Isis used the Republican frontrunner’s heated rhetoric in recruiting videos. The New York real estate mogul pushed back and claimed she was a liar, alleging that the former secretary of state was “crooked”.
The Michigan event did not mark the first time that Trump used the phrase “schlonged”. In a 2011 interview with the Washington Post, Trump blamed Paul Ryan – who is now the Republican Speaker of the House – for the party losing a special election and used the vulgarity. The real estate mogul said at the time: “I watched a popular Republican woman [Jane Corwin] not only lose but get schlonged by a Democrat [Kathy Hochul] nobody ever heard of for the congressional seat and that was because, simply, because of the Paul Ryan plan.”
The use of the phrase is not Trump’s first brush with vulgarity. In August, he implied that he received tough questioning from Fox News host Megyn Kelly because she was menstruating.
Trump is currently the overwhelming favorite in national polls for the Republican nomination and leading in the key early states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.