Donald Trump says he hasn’t “even started” on Hillary Clinton left, noting when it comes to the general election and it’s–likely–the pair facing off then he’ll begin.
“Don’t forget I haven’t even focused on Hillary yet,” Trump, the Republican frontrunner, told the Washington Post.
“And, and as you know, you know I’ve had polls that are against me, but I’ve had many polls that say I’d beat Hillary, but they’re not that, that, they don’t mean anything now because it’s too early,” he added.
“Because I haven’t hit her. I’ve only hit her once, and that was eight weeks ago, but, I haven’t started on Hillary yet, and when I do I think I’ll be able to make my points.”
Trump appeared to be referring to the week-long spat between himself and Clinton late last year, when the two traded barbs online, in speeches, and interviews.
Trump received accolades from some for hitting back at Clinton by turning her own words against her. The sequence started when Trump said Clinton “got schlonged” by President Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, prompting Clinton to say it was “not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”
Trump took to Twitter to say: “Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE’S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!”
And he said in an interview soon after that Bill Clinton’s past indiscretions, including a confirmed affair with Monica Lewinsky and alleged sexual escapades and abuses with other women, would be “fair game” in his battle with the Clintons.
On Sunday, the same day the Post interview was published, Hillary Clinton took the stage at AIPAC to slam Trump for acting as if “everything’s negotiable.”
“We need steady hands—not a president who says he’s neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday, and who knows what on Wednesday, because everything’s negotiable,” the former secretary of state told the group, reported WSJ. “Well, my friends, Israel’s security is nonnegotiable.”