Donald Trump said that if Hillary Clinton was a man she wouldn't "get five percent of the vote"

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated April 27, 2016 11:20 AM
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Donald Trump has declared himself the “presumptive nominee” after sweeping the Republican primaries in five states on Tuesday, and is turning his attention to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Speaking from his headquarters in New York City after the big wins, Trump said that Clinton – who nabbed four of Tuesday’s five primaries for her party – has “nothing else going” but “the woman’s card.”

“And frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote,” Trump, 69, declared, adding, “The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is women don’t like her.”

Clinton retaliated during her own victory speech on Tuesday evening, telling supporters, “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”

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Trump defended his comments while speaking with Good Morning America on Wednesday, arguing of his “woman’s card” statement, “It’s not sexist, it’s true.”

“It’s just a very, very true statement,” he said. “If she were a man she’d get five percent. She’s a bad candidate, she’s a flawed candidate. She’s a candidate that I think frankly – she’s not going to do very well in the election.”

The billionaire businessman further assured of Clinton, “I haven’t started on her yet.”

The Clinton-Trump exchange closely follows Amal Clooney‘s assertion that she is “perplexed” by Trump’s success.

“I don’t think he’s going to get much of the women’s vote,” she told the BBC.