NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Donald Trump says that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is only doing well in the election because of her gender.
“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote,” Trump told reporters Tuesday night. “The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card. And the beautiful things is, women don’t like her, OK?”
Trump was speaking in Manhattan after sweeping primaries in all five states that voted Tuesday.
Both he and Clinton have high unfavorable ratings, and Trump has made clear that he intends to attack the woman he calls “Crooked Hillary” mercilessly if the pair wind up facing off in a general election.
Trump also suggested twice that Clinton’s rival, Bernie Sanders, run as an independent.