Donald Trump, who has repeatedly insisted that no one respects women more than him, called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the third and final debate on Wednesday night — sparking a fiery outcry on Twitter and even a “Nasty Woman” shirt that benefits Planned Parenthood.
“My Social Security contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — assuming he can’t find a way to get out of it,” the Democratic presidential nominee said in reference to the businessman’s tax avoidance in answer to a question on entitlement reform. Trump then leaned in close to his microphone and said, “Such a nasty woman.”
The Internet swiftly reacted, with many women co-opting “nasty woman” from something derogatory into a saying with a more positive connotation. “Nasty Woman” and #NastyWomenUnite were both trending on Twitter post-debate.
— mattie kahn (@mattiekahn) October 20, 2016
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 20, 2016
RT if you are a Nasty Woman.
— Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) October 20, 2016
Just changed my profile to nasty woman.Because if being smart, competent, and not putting up with a man's ish means being nasty, That's me.
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) October 20, 2016
NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS NASTY WOMAN… pic.twitter.com/ZG5FrZpxvR
— Eva Chen (@evachen212) October 20, 2016
President Clinton if you're nasty.
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) October 20, 2016
American women when they heard Trump say "such a nasty woman" pic.twitter.com/V0pB0U801X
— Nancy Jo Sales (@nancyjosales) October 20, 2016
— Nasty Woman Radida (@RadidaG) October 20, 2016
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 20, 2016
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) October 20, 2016
Sophia Amoruso, the founder of popular retailer Nasty Gal, proposed a collaboration with Clinton, one that would apparently see the politician dying her blonde hair hot pink and switching out her pants suits for leather and chains.
Yet while the Nasty Gal partnership is just a dream, Google Ghost, a designer who makes “fun, pop culture-driven apparel,” has already made Nasty Woman T-shirts a reality. Before midnight on Wednesday, the site had already put up for sale a white tee with a pink heart with the words “Nasty Woman” in bold letters in the middle. The shirt is selling for $25 and 50 percent of all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood, a women’s health organization that Trump has said he’s in favor of defunding.