WASHINGTON -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz is “crazy,” “highly neurotic,” and a “terrible person,” Donald Trump said Monday of the Democratic National Committee’s chair.
Speaking to Brietbart News Daily, the real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate was discussing how a possible reshaping of his party’s presidential debates.
He contrasted the effort with the Democrats’ debates. “You have this crazy Wasserman Schultz, Debra Wasserman Schultz,” he said. “who’s in there -- highly neurotic woman. This is a woman that is a terrible person.”
Democrats fired back.
"The Republican front-runner's misogynistic attacks are sadly representative of the GOP's outdated approach to women and the issues that affect them and their families,” said DNC spokeswoman Kaylie Hanson.
“Whether it's trying to get between them and their doctor, opposing equal pay for equal work, or using offensive language, the Republican Party is wrong for women."
Trump recalled how he watched Wasserman Schultz on television, and “in all fairness, she negotiated a great deal for Hillary because they gave Hillary all softballs.”
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, debated four rivals last month. Another debate is scheduled November 14 in Des Moines.
Trump noted how Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont “totally destroyed his campaign” when he urged a stop to discussion about Clinton’s emails while Secretary of State.
“His audiences have gone,” Trump said. ‘’And you know I have by far the biggest audiences, even before. But his audiences are gone now. When he gave up that email thing, he said, ‘Here, Hillary.’
“And you know,” Trump added, “that was orchestrated by the Democratic Party.”
--DAVID LIGHTMAN, McClatchy Washington Bureau