Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, called for a change in how women are treated by the law.
She made the comments at a campaign stop in Colorado Springs.
“I know women can be incredibly powerful, and that we should have more confidence in them than we do in men.
But we have to be honest, women aren’t just second- or third-class.
They’re not just workers, they’re human beings, too,” Clinton said.”
So we need to change our law to recognize women for who they are.
We need to make sure that women are given the same rights as men.
And women should be afforded the same protections as men.”
Trump has repeatedly attacked Clinton on her remarks, calling her “a war hawk” and claiming that the former first lady and secretary of state is a career politician who only wants to help “the rich.”
Clinton said Wednesday that Trump has made similar remarks before, but has been “mischaracterized” and “misled” by supporters.
“It’s unfortunate that people think that we’re going to get into a war about the laws that we live by,” she said.
Clinton did not address the comments about women and women in general, though her campaign pointed to a tweet from Trump this week that said Clinton “wants to be President of ALL women.”
She did say she thinks Trump is “a very good person, a great person,” but “I know he’s not perfect.”
“He’s a good man, and I know he doesn’t want to hurt anyone.
I know that.
But I think he’s a very good man.
I’m very proud to have worked with him,” Clinton continued.
She did not specify how many women in her own campaign she would like to work with.
Clinton, who was not asked about Trump by the reporters who asked her questions, also addressed a host of other issues, including whether she would work with Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who has been accused of sexual assault and said women shouldn’t get abortions unless they are rape victims.
She also was asked about former President Barack Obama, who is seeking a second term in 2020.
“Well, he’s been a great president, but I think it’s important to remember that he’s had to overcome the kind of criticism that we’ve seen,” she replied.