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Trump: ‘The Indians Have Gone Wild’ Over Hillary’s ‘Off the Reservation’ Remark

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 9.21.28 AMRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued on CNN Monday that Hillary Clinton‘s statement that he had gone “off the reservation” was insulting to Native Americans, while ironically using some slightly offensive language himself.

“She has taken from others a lot of heat having to do with that statement,” Trump said, “I think it’s a very harsh statement. It’s basically, you know, like, ‘I can handle men. Don’t worry about me. I can handle men.’ If somebody said that, if I made that statement about women, there’d be front page headlines.”

“I think it’s a very demeaning statement…” he continued. “Now, I won’t even bring up the fact that the Indians have gone wild on that statement. You know that? The Indians have said that statement is a disastrous statement, and they want a retraction. I’m not going to get into that.”

“You just did,” pointed out CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

“I’m not bringing that up. I’m saying that it has been, big league,” insisted Trump.

Trump is correct that a number of Native Americans took to social media to criticize Clinton Saturday, prompting this statement from Clinton national political director Amanda Renteria:

Watch above, via CNN.

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