Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Trump Risks Turning off Women

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Trump Risks Turning off Women

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OSHKOSH,Wisconsin - Donald Trump's latest rude comments about Ted Cruz's wife are raising new alarms among Republicans about the party front-runner's ability to win over women, especially in a potential fall presidential match-up with Hillary Clinton. Trump is now under fire for jabs at Heidi Cruz, as the rivals engage in an increasingly bitter, personal battle for the GOP presidential nomination. Hostilities reached a new high Friday when Cruz accused Trump and "his henchmen" of stoking false rumors that he'd cheated on his wife.

"We don't want a president who traffics in sleaze and slime, the Texas senator told reporters in Wisconsin. "We don't want a president who seems to have a real issue with strong women.

Trump's history of sexist and comments, from his "Apprentice television program to racy interviews with radio host Howard Stern, have long been seen by Republicans as a potential vulnerability, especially in a general election match-up with Clinton, who would be the country's first female president. …

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