Clinton: Some women ‘disrespected themselves’ at Trump campaign rallies

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Hillary Clinton said Saturday that some women are “publicly disrespecting themselves” in their support of President Trump.

“When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?” Clinton told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.”

{mosads}Clinton made the comments when asked about pro-Trump women who wear profane t-shirts “that used the b-word, the c-word about you.” 

“And I think that’s one of the problems with sexism.  We had such a public and still an ongoing movement to expand civil rights. Again, I’m proud of the progress, but we still have a lot of problems we have to confront,” she continued. 

She also said it was “troubling” when people chanted “lock her up” about Clinton at some of Trump’s raucous campaign rallies.

It was deeply troubling on several levels. And I try to unpack this, because first of all it’s not pleasant to be called names and to be subjected to the kind of insults that come across the online media all the time, which we see when women express an opinion,” Clinton said 

“So on a personal level, it was both distressing, but also somewhat problematic because it’s one thing for people individually to express those views, but for a candidate running for president of the United States to give permission to those views being put out into the public arena, in fact to encourage it and carry it on, to make it a center piece of his convention, which should be a time of incredible excitement to have somebody nominated for president and instead was dystopian and negative and very pointed against me,” she continued. 

Clinton is currently in the process of promoting her new book “What Happened,” which documents her experience during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Despite the campaign being over, the chants of “lock her up” have not ended at Trump events. The crowd chanted “lock her up” on Friday during Trump’s speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange (R-Ala.). 

Trump responded to the crowd, saying they should talk to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about that. 

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