Clinton: Why Do Female Trump Supporters ‘Publicly Disrespect Themselves’ by Opening Door to Sexism?

Hillary Clinton spoke with MSNBC’s Joy Reid this morning and at one point they discussed President Trump‘s female supporters.

Reid brought up the “Lock Her Up” chants and said, “I can remember being in Cleveland and seeing women putting buttons and t-shirts on that used the b-word, the c-word about you. When you saw that, how did that make you feel?”

Clinton called that “deeply troubling on several levels,” especially with a candidate for President “giv[ing] permission to those views,” as she argued. But then she added this:

“When I see women doing that, I think, ‘Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace, in a community setting?’ Do they not see the connection there? And I think that’s one of the problems with sexism… I’m happy to have people disagree with me. ‘I don’t agree with her on health or the economy or immigration,’ whatever they want to disagree with me about. But when they resort to sexism, that says number one, they don’t really know what their own arguments are, and number two, they are opening that door even wider for sexism and misogyny to be used against them and people they love.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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