- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton “shouted” her response to him about playing the “woman card” Tuesday evening and that he guessed he was going to have to get used to it in the coming months.

“Well, I haven’t quite recovered — it’s early in the morning — from her shouting that message,” Mr. Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after a clip of Mrs. Clinton speaking Tuesday evening was played.

“And I know a lot of people would say you can’t say that about a woman because, of course, a woman doesn’t shout, but the way she shouted that message was not — ooh. That’s the way she said it, and I guess I’ll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months,” he said.

On Tuesday evening in Philadelphia, Mrs. Clinton had responded to Mr. Trump’s accusing her of playing the “woman card.”

“Now, the other day Mr. Trump accused me of playing the quote, woman card,” Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday. “Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”

Mr. Trump rolled to wins in five states Tuesday, picking up more than 50 percent of the vote in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, picked up wins in four of those five states, with Sen. Bernard Sanders winning Rhode Island.

In a separate appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday, Mr. Trump said Mrs. Clinton is “playing the woman card left and right.”

“Frankly, if she didn’t she would do very poorly,” he said. “If she were a man and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes.”

That mirrored a line toward the end of Mr. Trump’s victory speech in New York Tuesday evening.

“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday.

Speaking at a Democratic women’s forum last fall, Mrs. Clinton had also said she’s been told to stop “shouting” about gun violence.

“First of all, I’m not shouting. It’s just when women talk, some people think we’re shouting,” she said.

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