Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller, or at least whomever Miller claims was handling his Twitter account Tuesday, called Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton perhaps the most derogatory word any man can direct toward a woman. The since-deleted tweet read: “Pennsylvania : New Auto Alliance Poll, Trump 44, C*** 43, Go Trump Go!”
Miller first said his account was hacked, then said a staffer simply “copy-and-pasted” the comment from another Twitter user, according to The Texas Tribune. He explained the controversy away: "I said, 'Why don't y'all just do some retweets?' They didn't notice it had a derogatory term in it and they tweeted it out."
It's not the first time Clinton has felt the brunt end of sexist or misogynistic words or accusations. Clinton is on the cusp of potentially being the first woman ever elected to the country’s highest political office, but along the campaign trail and even throughout her almost four-decade-long political career she’s faced many remarks or questions that would not be asked of male candidates.
Many have had to do with Clinton “knowing her place,” or rather being the women behind the man, her affinity for decorating the White House and even accusations that she’s ridden her husband Bill Clinton’s coattails. Here are eight times Clinton’s been hit with sexist or misogynistic comments.
1. “You don’t really fit the image we have created for the governor’s wife in Arkansas. You’re not a native. You’ve been educated in liberal eastern universities. You’re less than 40. You don’t have any children. You don’t use your husband’s name. You practice law. Does it concern you that maybe other people feel that you don’t fit the image that we’ve created for the governor’s wife in Arkansas?”
2. “One gets the impression that you’re really not all that interested possibly in state dinners and teas and garden parties?”
-Both from a local television interviewer in 1979, when Clinton was Arkansas’ first lady, via The Guardian.
3. "She has a habit, when speaking, of breaking into kind of a sharp, lecturing tone. It makes you feel a little bit like you’ve been called into the principal’s office to be read the riot act."
4. “She has a great asset, as a public person, which is a radiant smile, but she has a not so attractive voice.”
-Both from Fox News’ Brit Hume.
5. “Do you like doing stuff, Hillary, like saying: ‘Oh, I like that yellow table cloth with the red napkins!’ or whatever? Or looking at the centerpiece or things like that. Is that fun to you?" -then NBC News’ Katie Couric in 1993 interview when Clinton was first lady, via The Guardian.
6. "Such a nasty woman.” -Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during his third and final debate with Clinton.
7. "I don’t need her to drown me in estrogen every time she opens her mouth,” -Republican strategist and political commentator Ana Navarro in April 2015, via Salon.
8. "If Hillary Rodham married some guy named Bill Smith we wouldn't be having this or any other conversation about her. She might be a lawyer someplace or other but she wouldn't be running for president - and wouldn't have been elected to the United States Senate and wouldn't have been picked as secretary of state.” -Reporter and Fox News contributor Bernard Goldberg in a column posted to his website in April 2015.