On Thursday, news outlet the Hollywood Reporter reported on an offensive comment President Donald Trump made 13 years ago at the Friar’s Club roast in 2004.
According to the magazine, Trump uttered the word “c**t” when it was his time to crack on the comedians who had just roasted him. Trump used the word when light-heartedly apologizing to his then-fiancée Melania Trump, who was also bashed during the roast.
“The first word she heard [at the roast] was ‘c**t.’ And then it only got worse,” Trump quipped, according to video of his remarks.
However, according to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the comments aren’t “surprising” given that they come from Trump. Still, Clinton labeled them “appalling” on Twitter.
“Appalling. Just because something isn’t surprising – or even is expected at this point – doesn’t make it less appalling,” Clinton wrote Thursday afternoon.
Appalling. Just because something isn't surprising – or even is expected at this point – doesn't make it less appalling. https://t.co/CZk8qX3NcN
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 13, 2017
Clinton was immediately swamped with replies about her parents and the “infinite baggage of scandals” they’ve had to routinely manage over the last 25 years. Others hit Clinton for her comments because “her father was impeached for lying about his sexual escapades.”
No reply came with greater magnitude than that of Juanita Broaddrick, one of the many women who has accused Bill Clinton of rape or sexual harassment. Broaddrick alleges that Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was attorney general of Arkansas.
According to Broaddrick, Chelsea Clinton was slamming Trump for mere words, when her focus should be on the actions of those alleged against her father.
“Donald Trump has history of bad words. Your father has history of rape and sexual assault. Comparison??” Broaddrick tweeted.
Donald Trump has history of bad words. Your father has history of rape and sexual assault. Comparison?? https://t.co/Qs5zJK8FKV
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 13, 2017
It’s clear Broaddrick’s comments struck a cord, and her followers were in agreement with her sentiment:
— Brenda Moore (@ElvisFever) April 13, 2017
— Debrah (@thewoman62) April 13, 2017
— bon52 (@bon52) April 13, 2017