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Condoleezza Rice reacts to report Trump called her ‘a b—-‘

Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday said she is excited for the presidential election to end when asked to respond to a report that Donald Trump called her “a bitch” in 2006.

“Exactly — can’t wait until November 9!” the former secretary of State wrote in an email to CNN on Tuesday, when asked about Trump’s supposed remarks.

{mosads}Deadspin first resurfaced Trump’s purported comment earlier in the day, pointing to a November 2006 article about the billionaire.

“Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a bitch,” Trump, now the GOP nominee for president, said on Nov. 19, 2006, during a speech at the Javits Center in New York City, according to the New York Daily News.

“She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens,” Trump added at the Learning Annex Real Estate & Wealth Expo.

The Daily News reported that “Trump’s comments were met mainly with cheers” during the real estate tycoon’s 2006 speech.

Trump’s harsh assessment of Rice and other top officials in the George W. Bush administration offended some listeners at the time.

“It sounds like he’s running for president,” Steve Felt told the Daily News after hearing Trump’s speech.

“I was expecting the speech to be about how to get wealthy. I didn’t expect a conservative like Trump to talk poorly about a conservative government.”

CNN reported on Tuesday that Trump made multiple speeches in the 2000s for the Learning Annex, a company that provides continuing education courses for adults.

Trump is now under fire following the emergence earlier this month of a 2005 recording in which he discusses kissing and groping without consent.

More than half a dozen women have since accused the Republican nominee of kissing or touching them without consent in the past.

Rice earlier this month urged Trump to “withdraw” from the presidential race following the tape making headlines.

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