28 Most Sexist Quotes From the 2016 Presidential Campaign ... So Far

Sexist Quotes

Women may have come a long way, baby, but that doesn't mean the 2016 presidential race isn't a minefield of misogyny. Also, Donald Trump. Here are the best of the worst, most sexist quotes from the 2016 race ... so far.


On Hillary Clinton's shouting ...

1. "As a senator from a rural state, what I can tell Secretary Clinton, that all the shouting in the world is not going to do what I hope all of us would want, and that is to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns and end this horrible violence that we are seeing." —Bernie Sanders, October 2015

2. "She shouts. There is something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating." Bob Woodward, February 2016


On Hillary Clinton's need for a spanking ...

3. "You know, I’ll tell you, in my house, if my daughter Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking. Well, in America the voters have a way of administering a spanking ... There will be accountability for Benghazi.” Ted Cruz, January 2016

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4. "Man, she sees a federal prosecutor on the stage ... I'll beat her rear end on that stage and you know what? After I do she'll be relieved because she'll just be worried I was going to serve her with a subpoena." Chris Christie, February 2016


On the Clinton marriage ...

5. "If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?" Donald Trump, April 2015

6. "Unlike the other woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband." Carly Fiorina, January 2016


Trump's greatest hits ...

7. "I cherish women." Donald Trump, August 2015

8. "She was gonna beat Obama. I don't know who would be worse, I don't know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat ... she was favored to win ... and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost." Donald Trump, December 2015

9. "I know where she went, it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it … no, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting." Donald Trump, December 2015

Trump on Megyn Kelly ...

10. "You could see that blood was coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her  wherever." Donald Trump, August 2015

11. "The bimbo is back in town. I hope not for long." Donald Trump, August 2015

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12. "@megynkelly is very bad at math. She was totally unable to figure out the difference between me and Cruz in the new Monmouth Poll 41 to 14." Donald Trump, December 2015

13. "Too bad dopey Megyn Kelly lies." Donald Trump, December 2015

14. "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter.” Donald Trump, January 2016

On Women's Reproductive Rights...

15. "You know, there are those of us in this society who have told women that there's a war on them because that cute little baby inside of them, they may want to get rid of it and there are people that are keeping you from doing that ... And women say, 'No, no, they're not doing that to me! No!' And they get all riled up. ... What we need to do is re-educate the women to understand that they are the defenders of these babies." Ben Carson, October 2013

16. "If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let's take that discussion all across America." Mike Huckabee, January 2014

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17. "I get it. I really do. And that’s why this issue is so difficult. But I believe a human being, an unborn child has a right to live, irrespective of the circumstances of which they are conceived. And I know the majority of Americans don't agree with me on that." Marco Rubio, February 2016

And more Donald Trump's greatest hits ...

18. "Sit back there, little Katy … a third-rate reporter." Donald Trump, July 2015

19. "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" Donald Trump, September 2015

20. "I think she's got a beautiful face and I think she's a beautiful woman." Donald Trump, September 2015

21. "How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?" Donald Trump, April 2015

22. "Heidi Klum. Sadly she's no longer a 10." Donald Trump, August 2015

23. "She said he's a pussy." Donald Trump, August 2016

Liberal women make sexist comments, too...

24. "Women are more for [Clinton] than men are. ... First of all, women get more radical as we get older, because we experience. ... Not to over-generalize, but ... men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, women get more radical because they lose power as they age. And, when you're young, you're thinking, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie..." Gloria Steinem, February 2016

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25. "There's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women." Madeleine Albright, February 2016

This brings us up to February 12, 2016. We're unfortunately pretty sure we'll be back with more before election day.


A few more to add to the list after publication...

26. "Are you a sexual enabler?" Maria Bartiromo, January 2016

27. "Whoever is part of the family of a president has the extraordinary privilege of making her or maybe his contribution ... with respect to my own husband, I'm probably still going to pick the flowers and the china for state dinners, but I'll probably turn to him as prior presidents have for advice." Hillary Clinton, December, 2015

28. "A uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States." Killer Mike, February 2016


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