Finally breaking her one-decade-long silence, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has hit back at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for calling her “a bitch” and mocked Trump in an email exchange with CNN on Tuesday.
“Exactly. Can’t wait until November 9!”, she said in the email, that came after a Deadspin report recounted a 2006 speech in which Trump called Rice the disparaging name.
Trump had called the famous diplomat names about a decade ago at a public function in Manhattan. “Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a b—h,” said Trump about Rice, who is now a professor at Stanford University.
“She goes around countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens.”
Rice has been one of the staunch critics of the Trump and urged him to drop out from his election race recently. Finally responding to Trump’s vile insult on Tuesday, Rice simply said, “Can’t wait until November 9!”
“Enough! Donald Trump should not be president. He should withdraw,” Rice reacted through her Facebook post on October 8 after the video tapes on Trump’s sexist comments on participants of a beauty pageant appeared on media.
Trump has remained a strong critic of George W. Bush administration, and both Rice and then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld came under from Trump.
Trump criticised the duo, saying: “You look at Rumsfeld and we spend $900 million a year, and arms and legs and lives are wasted, You look at all this and you ask what kind of government is this?”
However, at that time both decided not to talk to media about the incident after their initial outbursts. Now. Trump is reiterating his claim that US election 2016 is going to be rigged.
Here is a Tweet from Trump campaign:
“@THEREALMOGUL: 41% of American voters believe the election could be “stolen” from DonaldTrump due to widespread voter fraud. – Politico”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2016