GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House
Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday slammed President Trump for spreading "sexist trash" after he shared a video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) edited to make it seem like she was stuttering.
Clinton, while speaking at the Harris County Democratic Party's annual luncheon in Houston, accused Trump and his "cronies" of "running around spreading a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi," USA Today reported.
"Now, it is sexist trash," Clinton said to cheers from the crowd, according to the newspaper. "But it is also a sign that Trump is running scared."
"So if you believe in the rule of law and the responsibility that we all have to hold our leaders accountable, then we cannot relent on this front either," she added.
The former Democratic presidential nominee was herself targeted with fake videos appearing to show her as sick while on the 2016 campaign trail as the first female nominee from a major political party.
Trump on Thursday retweeted a video from Fox Business Network that had been selectively edited to combine clips of the California Democrat tripping over her words in a press conference. The network's political analyst Ed Rollins commented in the clip that Pelosi appeared "worn down."
Trump tweeted the video with the caption: "PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE."
The video was shared the same day that The Washington Post reported that videos doctored to make Pelosi appear to be slurring her words as if she were drunk had gone viral on social media.
The president on Friday denied knowledge of the altered videos and praised his ability to work with the Democratic leader before accusing her of "not helping the country."
"I don't know about the videos. I can tell you that - what I'm here is to help the country," Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving on a trip to Japan.
Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill told the Post for its story on the altered videos that "we're not going to comment on this sexist trash."