Donald Trump: Clinton Lacks ‘Presidential Look’
Donald Trump’s comment that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have “a presidential look” is seen by some as the Republican presidential nominee’s latest knock on a woman’s appearance.
During an interview with ABC News in Ohio Monday, Trump said, “I really do believe that” Clinton doesn’t look the part.
“I just don’t believe she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look,” he told ABC News anchor David Muir.
When pressed for specifics, Trump avoided giving any, saying, “I’m talking about general.”
This isn’t the only time that Trump has talked about other candidates’ appearance during this campaign. In one of the most notable cases, he talked about another female candidate, Carly Fiorina, before she dropped out of the Republican Party primaries.
During an interview last year for a September 2015 Rolling Stone cover story, he said, “Look at that face” when a camera zoomed in on Fiorina, according to the magazine. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”
Trump followed up in other interviews, saying he was talking about her persona and not her appearance. But she made it clear at the next Republican prime-time debate that she wasn’t buying it.
“Women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,” she said.
He has given other candidates one-word nicknames, and while his choice of “li’l” for Sen. Marco Rubio could be interpreted as a reference to his appearance, Trump has not specifically talked about any male candidates’ looks.