Debbie Wasserman Schultz may not be the sanest of women, but she sure “negotiated a great deal” for Democratic Party candidates for their presidential debate, said Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican primary field.
On Sirius XM’s “Breitbart News Daily” with Stephen Bannon, the billionaire businessman-turned-politician first slammed Wasserman Schultz as “crazy” and a “highly neurotic woman,” Politico reported. But he then praised her ability to control the planning for the Democratic debate on television, and said she did a much better job at forging a network deal than Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
“Well, I’m not allowed to say that, OK? But I can tell you he’s a very good guy,” Trump said, of Priebus, Politico reported. “He really is. He’s a very nice person and I think that hopefully he’s going to do a good job. Hey look. you get a candidate, you really need that RNC to go in there and fight hard. And they have to be very tough and very smart.”
He then turned attention to the Democratic side.
“You have this crazy Wasserman Schultz, Deborah Wasserman Schultz, who is in there, a highly neurotic woman,” Trump said, Politico reported. “This is a woman that is a terrible person. I watch her on television. She’s a terrible person. And in all fairness, she negotiated a great deal for Hillary [Clinton] because they gave Hillary all softballs. … Every ball was a softball. And in fact, the other candidates weren’t even allowed to talk up against her.”
The DNC sent a scathing retort to Trump’s remarks to Politico via email.
“The Republican front-runner’s misogynistic attacks are sadly representative of the GOP’s outdated approach to women and the issues that affect them and their families,” said Kaylie Hanson, DNC spokeswoman. “Whether it’s trying to get between them and their doctor, opposing equal pay for equal work, or using offensive language, the Republican Party is wrong for women.”