WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were both in Washington, D.C. Friday, and they spent the day slinging mud at each other.
As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, the question afterward was what among the rhetoric would stick in the minds of voters.
Trump ran with his personal moniker for Clinton.
“Now, Hillary Clinton — or as I call her, crooked Hillary Clinton — she’s just crooked as they come,” Trump said at a gathering of evangelical Christians at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Read to Majority Conference in Washington Friday.
Trump told the conference he expected to win the general election.
“We’re going to have a big, big victory in November,” he said. “You’re going to be very happy.”
He went on to slam Clinton for her stance on abortion.
“She’ll push for federal funding of abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth,” he said.
At the event, a handful of protesters shouting, “Stop hate! Stop Trump!” and, “Refugees are welcome here!” were escorted out of the ballroom.
Trump stressed his commitment to conservative causes and criticized presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her domestic and foreign policy stances.
He said a Trump administration would “restore respect for people of faith.”
Meanwhile at a Planned Parenthood rally, Clinton unleashed an unabashedly feminist attack on Trump, arguing that the presumptive GOP nominee would take the country back to a time when “when abortion was illegal women had far fewer options and life for too many women and girls were limited.”
“When Donald Trump says let’s make America great again that is code for let’s take America backward,” Clinton said.
She added, “Anyone who wants to defund Planned Parenthood and wipe out safe, legal abortion, has no idea what’s best for women.”
Clinton also met Friday with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was in town for a rare Friday session in the Senate.
It was their first meeting since Warren endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Warren has been known for exchanging Twitter insults with the presumptive GOP nominee.
On Thursday, Warren blasted Trump again, calling him a “thin-skinned racist bully.” Trump fired back on Twitter – referring to Warren, who claims Native American heritage, as “Pocahontas.”
Warren was the only holdout among the Senate’s Democratic women and, given her stature among liberals, her endorsement could be an important boost for Clinton. She also is being floated as a potential vice presidential pick for Clinton.
Sources told Reuters that Warren wants to help Democrats defeat Donald Trump in November and also advance issues such as income inequality, which is at the top of her agenda.
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