Is this as bad as the MSM is portraying it to be?
Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton invaded her personal space in new ways on Monday night, as he riffed on her debate-night bathroom habits and described her 2008 Democratic primary loss to Barack Obama in sexual terms.
Hillary, he said in what might be the first brutal salvo in the 2016 general election, ‘got schlonged’ by the current occupant of the Oval Office when Obama came out of nowhere to snatch the presidential nomination from her.
Criticizing Clinton, the former secretary of state, for what he told a crowd of nearly 10,000 was a series of ‘losses,’ Trump cited her crushing defeat eight years ago as a prime example.
‘Hillary – that’s not a president … everything that’s been involved in Hillary has been losses,’ he said in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ‘You take a look.’
‘She was going to beat Obama! I don’t know who’d be worse – I don’t know, how does it get worse?’ he asked.
‘But she was gonna beat – she was favored to win and she got schlonged. She lost. I mean, she lost.’
‘Schlong’ is a slang word for a penis that traces back to the German word ‘schlange,’ or ‘snake.’
Trump has used it at least once before to refer to a political outcome, in 2011. In that case, however, he was describing one woman being defeated by another.
Speaking to The Washington Post, he said then that a Medicare reform plan pushed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan – now the speaker of the House – was ‘a very bad … chess move’ that cost New York Republican congresswoman Jane Corwin her seat in a special election.
Corwin lost in 2010 to Kathy Hochul, a nationally unknown Democrat who served a single term in Congress and became the lieutenant governor of New York.
‘I watched a popular Republican woman not only lose but get schlonged by a Democrat nobody ever heard of for the congressional seat,’ Trump told the Post, ‘and that was because, simply, because of the Paul Ryan plan.’
The word ‘schlong’ – as a verb – has turned up elsewhere in American politics.
During a March 30, 2011 broadcast of National Public Radio’s ‘Talk of the Nation,’ host Neal Conan reported the death of former congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1984 on Walter Mondale’s ticket.
After playing an inspiring soundbite of Ferraro’s acceptance speech at that year’s Democratic National Convention, Conan noted to panelist Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post that the Mondale-Ferraro duo ‘went on to get schlonged at the polls.’
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