Trump’s ‘Nasty’ Diss Just Became The Latest Social Media Battle Cry
They call me "MS. Nasty!"
Minutes after telling an audience at the third and final presidential debate that "nobody has more respect for women than I do," Trump followed up with a personal diss on his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
As the former Secretary of State criticized the GOP candidate for years of tax avoidance, Trump leaned into his microphone to interrupt her and call her a " nasty woman."
The comment came as Clinton discussed her plans for Social Security.
"I am on record as saying that we need to put more money into the Social Security trust fund," Clinton explained. "That's part of my commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy. My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's — assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it."
Trump, at this point, interrupted Clinton to dish a dig of his own and called her "Such a nasty woman."
Clinton seemed unfazed by the comment and proceeded with outlining her plan, but the comment was not lost on the internet. The slight to Clinton's temperament was soon picked up by a hashtag and has become the latest battle cry for women who embraced the comment as a phrase of empowerment.
Even celebrities like Pitch Perfect's Elizabeth Banks and SNL's Aidy Bryand got in on the trend.
Others used the comment to point out the irony of Trump's attack.
Of course, the opportunity to bring in Janet Jackson's song "Nasty" was not lost on anyone either.
And shirts were made.
The host of the night Chris Wallace of FOX News followed up with a question that harked to an electoral tradition.
"There is a tradition in this country — in fact, one of the prides of this country is the peaceful transition of power. No matter how hard-fought the campaign, at the end, the loser concedes to the winner … and the country comes together," Wallace said to Trump. "Are you saying you're not prepared to adhere to that principle?"
"What I am saying," Trump answered, "is I'll tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."
"That's horrifying," Clinton responded.