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Trump calls Bill Clinton ‘one of the great abusers’

During an election campaign event in South Carolina, U.S. Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump again invoked the alleged extramarital affairs of ex-President Bill Clinton (right) and accused Mr. Clinton of engaging in “tremendous abuse” of women. Mr. Trump's remarks came after his rival and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called him sexist.

During an election campaign event in South Carolina, U.S. Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump again invoked the alleged extramarital affairs of ex-President Bill Clinton (right) and accused Mr. Clinton of engaging in “tremendous abuse” of women. Mr. Trump's remarks came after his rival and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called him sexist.  

Comments come after Hillary termed the real estate magnate 'sexist.'

United States Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has blamed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton of starting a war of words by calling him sexist as he accused her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to be “one of the great abusers of the world.”

Mr. Trump again invoked the ex-President’s alleged extramarital affairs and accused Mr. Clinton of engaging in “tremendous abuse” of women.

“And [Hillary] wants to accuse me of things. And the husband is one of the great abusers of the world. Give me a break. Give me a break. Give me a break,” Mr. Trump said, during an election campaign event in South Carolina.

Mr. Trump (69), who is leading the Republican Presidential race, had launched another scathing attack against Ms. Clinton (68), top Democratic Presidential candidate, and her husband.

Dismisses Hillary’s accusation

Dismissing Ms. Clinton’s accusation that Mr. Trump himself engaged in sexism, the real estate magnate said: “She came out saying [Trump] has a ‘penchant for sexism’.. now she is playing with that card. I had no choice, but I had to mention her husband’s situation,” Mr. Trump said.

A day earlier, Mr. Trump told reporters that he would be raising Ms. Clinton’s past during the election campaign. “Hillary brought up the whole thing with [calling me] sexist,” he said.

“She’s got a major problem [that] happens to be right in her own house. We’ll go after the ex-President...it’ll come out well for us,” he said, referring to the comments made by the Democratic Presidential candidate earlier.

You have to hit back hard

“You have to hit back hard, and you can’t let them push you around,” Mr. Trump told about 2,000 cheering supporters.

Mr. Trump alleged that it was Ms. Hillary who first started this rivalry.

“You know, in the debate I was mentioned nine times, I mean everything. All of them. But her. I was mentioned nine times, none of the other candidates were mentioned. And then she came out with the sexism, which is so nonsense. But she’s playing that card,” he alleged.

Meanwhile, Mr. Clinton in an e-mail asked his supporters to raise money for his wife.

Hillary is smart as a whip: Bill

“I’ve known Hillary for over 40 years. She is smart as a whip, tenacious, dedicated, and more qualified than anyone else to protect and build on the progress President Obama’s made,” he wrote in an email.

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