Des Moines Register:
Hillary Clinton took the case for her presidential candidacy, and the case against Donald Trump’s, directly to Iowa women at a rally in Cedar Rapids on Friday.Watch the full speech above.
Flanked by two female candidates for office here and a slate of national women’s political activists, the Democratic nominee eviscerated her Republican rival’s statements and treatment of women as she called on them to vote and direct the outcome of the election.
“Throughout this campaign, actually throughout his life, Donald Trump has demeaned and insulted women,” Clinton said.
She went on to note the allegations of sexual assault that have been leveled against Trump — and his denials, in which he suggested some women weren’t attractive enough to be assaulted. She referenced statements in which Trump said he went into beauty pageant dressing rooms to “inspect” the contestants — including teenagers.
“This is a man who relishes making women feel terrible about themselves,” Clinton said. “In every possible way, he’s someone who thinks belittling and objectifying women makes him a bigger man.”
The crowd ran heavily female, including many wearing Planned Parenthood T-shirts and buttons and shirts identifying them as members of the National Education Association, the teachers’ union. The Secret Service estimated the crowd around 2,000 people, according to the campaign.