DNC chairwoman: Trump represents ‘new low’ in GOP presidential politics

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWill 'Never Trump' forces draft Romney to run? Iowa poll: Clinton up 14 on Trump, Grassley in tight race with Dem RNC rules panel to consider blocking ‘Never Trump' movement MORE has brought Republican presidential politics to a “new low."

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“My assessment of Donald Trump’s candidacy is that he’s been an equal opportunity insulter,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He has engaged in some of the most vulgar invective and rhetoric, and really brought this presidential campaign its tone and where the debate is on the other side of the aisle to the lowest that side has ever seen in a presidential campaign.

“And unfortunately, what’s going on on the other side of the aisle has taken this to a new low in presidential politics."

Wasserman Schultz, a House lawmaker from Florida, targeted Trump after he tweeted that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, had "demonstrated a penchant for sexism."

She defended the former president.

"I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise Bill Clinton as somehow a negative to their peril," she said. "I think every poll I've ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow, he'd be reelected."

Trump, the GOP front-runner, has face allegations of sexism throughout his campaign. Most recently, he was widely criticized for saying that Clinton was "schlonged" when she lost to President Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

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