Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton A ‘Nasty Woman’ In Third Debate, Internet Responds With ‘Nasty’ Memes
Last night’s presidential debate was another showing of little policy talk and a slew of personal insults, but one in particular caught the attention of women — and men — everywhere.
TRUMP ON HILLARY: “SUCH A NASTY WOMAN”
Near the end of the debate, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was discussing finances and taxation, and made a quip about republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I am on record as saying that we need to put more money into the Social Security trust fund,” Clinton explained. “That’s part of my commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy. My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it.”
This jab is in reference, of course, to the much talked about topic that Trump has not yet released his tax returns, a practice that American presidential candidates have taken part in for decades. Trump, apparently, had had enough. “Such a nasty woman,” he breathed into his microphone. Clinton was not fazed in the least, and continued on with her answer.
Trump’s childish comment brought an onslaught of humor and determination on Twitter, with woman declaring proudly that they are also ‘nasty women.’ Within minutes, #NastyWoman was a top trending topic.
Where my Nasty Woman at? pic.twitter.com/K67RMgnCFI
— Erin Strecker (@ErinStrecker) October 20, 2016
SHOUT-OUT TO ALL MY FELLOW NASTY WOMEN OUT THERE #DEBATENIGHT
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 20, 2016
I am a nasty woman.
— ANNE LAMOTT (@ANNELAMOTT) October 20, 2016
Many people pointed out the irony of Trump’s outburst, coming after he claimed that “nobody respects women more than me.”
“Nobody respects women more than me, you nasty woman.” Huh.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 20, 2016
Then some made the connection to Janet Jackson‘s hit song “Nasty.”
[Immediately after “Such a nasty woman”]
Clinton aide (on phone): Hi, Miss Jackson? How would you feel about performing at an inauguration?
— Erik Adams (@ErikMAdams) October 20, 2016
MISS CLINTON IF YA NASTY
— TrickorTracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) October 20, 2016
Even more joined the conversation with some witty humor, and then with the determination to remind everyone that all these nasty women out here will definitely be exercising their right to vote on Nov. 8.
It’s a brain that thinks “say she’s such a nasty woman” and also thinks, “lean into the mic for it.”
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) October 20, 2016
After 90 minutes of pure nastiness, Trump mutters “Such a nasty woman.” He can dish it out but he can’t take it. Classic bully.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) October 20, 2016
How do you think Trump is gonna feel when all the “nasty women” get out and vote on November 8th? pic.twitter.com/Hc4YkialER
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) October 20, 2016
Nasty women will remember in Nasty November
— Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) October 20, 2016
— nasty shauna (@goldengateblond) October 20, 2016