WASHINGTON — (CNN) Donald Trump described his presidential bid in his starkest terms yet Wednesday, saying the race for the White House is a “war,” and cited two of his “enemies” — Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.
As a supporter at his Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, rally yelled out, “You’re special,” Trump replied that he was really taken aback by that support. He then went into his often repeated attack on Jeb Bush as “low energy” also make people stop.
Trump then pivoted to Clinton: “By the way, low energy can be applied to Hillary. I just don’t like to use the same thing twice on one of my enemies, because I consider them enemies. We view this as war. Don’t we view this as war? It’s war, it’s war!”
Trump has been battling Clinton for more than a week now after he said she “got schlonged” by then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries. He upped the ante over the weekend, pulling Bill Clinton and his previous infidelity into the spotlight.
But Trump blamed Clinton, saying she forced his hand when she said he had “a penchant for sexism.”
“You can’t let people push you around,” he said. “You can’t let people tell lies!”
Trump swung away at Clinton on Tuesday night, during a press conference, saying Bill Clinton infidelity and allegations of sexual harassment are all in play. But he also said his own personal woes — including his heavily documented first divorce — were fair game as well.
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