Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton is playing the 'woman's card'

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(CNN) — Donald Trump on Sunday (December 27) accused Hillary Clinton of unfairly trading on her gender while declaring Bill Clinton to be "fair game" as the former president hits the trail to campaign for his wife.

"She's playing the woman's card," Trump said during an interview on Fox News, before turning his attention to Clinton's husband, declaring him "fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled because of all the things that she's talking to me about."

"She's mentioning sexism," Trump added, referencing a recent interview in which Clinton told the Des Moines Register the billionaire had "demonstrated a penchant for sexism."

Trump kept up his attack Monday morning (December 28), again slamming the former president and former secretary of state.

"If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!" Trump tweeted.

 

Trump started the latest Twitter storm Saturday night (December 26), writing, "Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!"

 

On Sunday morning, a little more than 12 hours later, Trump gloated about it.

"I turned her exact words against her," he said.

Trump got some indirect support from one-time rival Carly Fiorina, who said Monday that knocking Bill Clinton is always "fair game" but said Hillary Clinton's claiming sexism is not.

"Hillary Clinton, first of all, calls everybody a sexist and that's not fair game," Fiorina said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "She called Bernie Sanders a sexist because he criticized her. She's going to play that card, we need to be realistic, and of course she's going to talk about the Republican war on women, which doesn't exist."

Trump also took an indirect shot at GOP primary rival Marco Rubio, who will be accompanied on the campaign trail in Iowa next week by South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the congressman who is leading an ongoing Benghazi investigation and recently questioned Hillary Clinton on Capitol Hill.

"I hope he does a better job than he did on the Benghazi hearings," Trump said sarcastically, "because they were a total disaster."

On Saturday, Gowdy in a statement called Rubio "a rock solid conservative and a leader we can trust."

"Everyone was really looking forward to something that was going to be really productive and he didn't win with those hearings," Trump told the Fox News hosts. "I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did for the Benghazi hearings, because they were not good. That was not a pretty picture."

CNN's Tom Lobianco contributed to this message.

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