Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump launched a vulgar attack against Democratic front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump launched a vulgar attack against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, using a word for the male anatomy.
At a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trump knocked Clinton's failed 2008 presidential campaign, telling supporters: "I don't know who would be worse, I don't know. How does it get worse? But she was gonna beat -- she was favored to win -- and she got schlonged. She lost."
Trump also slammed Clinton's late arrival to the debate stage Saturday following a commercial break.
"What happened to her? I'm watching the debate, and she disappeared," he said. "I know where she went. It's disgusting. I don't want to talk about it. No, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting. We want to be very straight up, OK?"
Things have heated up between the two front-runners since Clinton called Trump the Islamic States' "best recruiter" during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate. Trump demanded an apology, and USA Today reported Clinton's official response was "hell no."
NBC News reported Clinton was not the only presidential hopeful in Trump's cross hairs that evening.
Trump lashed out at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, telling the crowd that Bush's presidential campaign was "sad" and that the Bush family is "ashamed" of it. Referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who dropped out of the race Monday, Trump sarcastically called the move "sad" and told the crowd how "nasty" Graham had been to him. The two had sparred publicly several times.
Trump also slammed reporters, saying he hates them but he would "never kill them," apparently referring to Trump's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe last week. During the segment, Trump was asked about glowing remarks Russian President Vladimir Putin made about the real estate mogul. Trump brushed aside concerns about Putin's record of killing "journalists who disagree with him."
Trump also targeted protesters who often interrupt his rallies.