- The Washington Times - Monday, October 24, 2016

Turning Donald Trump’s own words into a rallying cry for Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged “nasty women” to turn up in large numbers Nov. 8 and elect Hillary Clinton president.

At a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Mrs. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and a top Clinton surrogate, criticized Mr. Trump for his boasts on an 11-year-old video that he’s able to grope women because of his celebrity status. And she also took clear shots at the businessman’s off-the-cuff comment at last week’s debate, where he referred to Mrs. Clinton as “a nasty woman.”

“He thinks because he has a mouth full of Tic Tacs he can force himself on any woman within groping distance. Well, I’ve got news for you, Donald Trump. Women have had it with guys like you,” Mrs. Warren told a raucous crowd in Manchester. “And nasty women have really had it with guys like you. Yeah, get this, Donald: Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. And on Nov. 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.”

Monday’s rally comes as Mrs. Clinton and her campaign increasingly are focusing more on down-ballot races than defeating Mr. Trump. Most recent polling has shown Mrs. Clinton with a sizable lead.

Mrs. Clinton also reportedly is already making calls to Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, hoping to begin building bridges even before the election.

In Manchester, the former first lady urged Democrats to back Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in her race against Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and other candidates across the state.

But Mrs. Clinton also found time to hammer Mr. Trump for his refusal last week to say he’ll accept the results of the presidential election.

“He became the first person running for president, Republican or Democrat, who refused to say that he would respect the results of this election,” she said. “Now, that is a direct threat to our democracy. I’m not going to try to call it anything else because that’s what it is. And all this talk about the election being rigged, trying to stir up people who are supporting him at his rallies, that is a direct threat to our democracy.”

Mr. Trump’s campaign has said the billionaire will respect the electoral results as long as there’s no evidence of fraud or other wrongdoing.

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