- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fresh off big wins in Pennsylvania, Maryland and elsewhere Tuesday, Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump’s claim that she’s using the “woman card” as a central part of her campaign strategy, welcoming the label and saying it underscores her strong positions on women’s rights.

In a video posted to her campaign Twitter feed late Tuesday night, Mrs. Clinton didn’t shy away from the Republican front-runner’s attacks and fully embraced the “woman card” claim.

Mr. Trump accused me of playing the woman card. Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in,” Mrs. Clinton says in the video.

She made the initial comments during her victory speech Tuesday night, which came on the heels of victories in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut. Her primary opponent, Sen. Bernard Sanders, won the Rhode Island primary but remains far behind in the delegate race.

Mr. Trump’s accusation came in his own victory speech Tuesday after he won all five of those states, beating rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich badly across the Northeast.

“If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote,” Mr. Trump said. “The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card.”

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