You never quite know what you’re going to get during a Donald Trump campaign rally, and on Monday night, the Republican front-runner included one surefire way to make teenage boys snicker while also confusing his spokesperson.
Trump did it all while getting very personal with Hillary Clinton and resulted in a heated debate about the use of a word Trump whipped out at the podium.
“Hillary, that’s not a president,” Trump said. “Everything that’s been involved in Hillary has been losses. Even her race against Obama.
“She was favored to win, and she got schlonged. She lost.”
Later on, Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson tried to clarify his “schlonged” comment.
“I think he was meaning, like, ‘schlonged to the ground,’ ‘schlonged around,'” Pierson said on CNN. “Are we really talking about the definition of a word?”
When panelists pushed back, Pierson herself asked for clarification.
“What does schlonged mean then?” Pierson said. “Why don’t you tell me what schlonged means.”
They didn’t enlighten her, but Urban Dictionary can help with the vulgar reference.
As The Washington Post noted, this isn’t the first time Trump has used “schlonged” in a conversation. In 2011, he introduced it while talking about House seats that were lost by Republicans. Although that time, he was talking about a woman beating another woman.
“I watched a popular Republican woman [Jane Corwin] not only lose but get schlonged by a Democrat [Kathy Hochul] nobody ever heard of for the congressional seat and that was because, simply, because of the Paul Ryan plan,” Trump said back then. “That was an attack on Medicare. Now he’s trying to soften it, but whether you like it or not, that was an attack on Medicare.”
Trump’s “schlonged” comment on Monday wasn’t the only one directed at Clinton, as he also went off on her for getting on the debate stage late on Saturday.
“I thought she gave up,” he said. “They had to start the debate without her.
“I know where she went, it’s disgusting,” Trump continued. “I don’t want to talk about it. It’s too disgusting.”
Clinton’s campaign had said she was late to the stage after using the bathroom. She apparently had to wait because one of Martin O’Malley’s staffers beat her to the loo.
Trump also referenced the controversy surrounding the endorsement he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last week on MSNBC, Trump said that “at least he’s a leader” when host Joe Scarborough pointed out that Putin is a person who kills journalists.
“I hate some of these people, I hate ’em,” Trump said of the media at Monday’s rally. “I would never kill them. I would never do that.”