Donald Trump believes he is the best presidential choice for women — and that American women know it.
The 2016 Republican presidential front runner appeared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday and told host John Dickerson that he “will be phenomenal to the women.”
Trump blasted a statement Jeb Bush made at a campaign stop in Tennessee last week where he said “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” referring to the $500,000 in federal funding Planned Parenthood receives annually.
Bush later said he misspoke, but Trump seized the opportunity to pound his opponent Sunday.
“This is worse than what Romney did when he blew 47 percent of the vote with his ridiculous statements,” Trump said, referring to the secret recording of Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign telling donors that 47 percent of voters don’t pay taxes and consider themselves victims.
“I’m exactly the opposite,” Trump noted. “I want to help women. What Jeb Bush said last week I thought was totally out of order. Then he came back a day later and he said ‘oh, I misspoke.’ Well that’s an awfully bad thing to misspeak about. I just don’t think you misspeak that way. So I thought what he did was terrible.”
Trump said he’s all about women’s rights and health.
“I’m very much into the whole thing of helping people and helping women, women’s health issues are such a big thing to me,” he told Dickerson. “I was one of the first people in the construction industry in New York to put women in charge of projects.”
Trump said he intends to win the female vote despite heat he’s taken over his comments Friday about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Trump had said to CNN’s Don Lemon “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” after Kelly leveled what he believes were pointed questions at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate.
“I said blood was essentially blood was pouring from her eyes, blood was pouring, and then just I wanted to get on with the rest of the sentence,” he said. “There was nothing obvious. Only a deviant would have thought otherwise.”
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