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Hillary Clinton fires back at Trump: ‘His bigotry, his bullying has become his campaign’

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Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump’s latest insults against her by telling the Des Moines Register that nothing really surprises her anymore about the Republican front-runner.

“I don’t know that he has any boundaries anymore,” she said in footage posted on Wednesday. “His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying has become his campaign. He has to keep sort of upping the stakes and going even further.”

Trump has attempted to argue that his use of a term earlier this week referencing male genitalia to describe Clinton’s 2008 primary loss to President Barack Obama is an accepted political term. But as The Daily Beast reported, that is not true.

The real estate mogul also said it was “disgusting” that Clinton had to use the bathroom during last weekend’s Democratic primary debate, but Clinton refused to say whether she felt the insult was based on her gender.

“I don’t respond to him personally,” she said. “He thrives on that kind of exchange. I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point.”

Trump has also accused Clinton’s campaign of staging an encounter between the former secretary of state and 10-year-old Hannah Tandy during an event in Keota, Iowa on Tuesday.

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The girl joined Clinton on stage and asked what she would do if elected to address bullying, telling the candidate that she overheard classmates making fun of her for having asthma. Clinton responded in part by saying, “It’s important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency, because that is not who we are as Americans.”

On Wednesday, Trump called the encounter “pathetic” on his Twitter account, telling Clinton, “Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.”

Tandy’s mother, Lexie Tandy, told the Register that she did not know the girl would get to ask Clinton a question during the event. She also sent a warning of her own to the real estate mogul.

“I don’t want to get in a big match-up with Donald Trump, but let me tell you, I will be in one if he makes comments about my daughter,” Tandy said. “She’s 10. She’s just a little girl.”

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Watch Clinton’s remarks, as posted on Wednesday, below.

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Elections 2016

Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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2020 Election

Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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