President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at Hillary Clinton over her comments on women, calling them “anti-women.”
Trump, who is currently leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, posted an op-ed in The New York Times in which he questioned whether women should wear pants because of the “feminist agenda” that he said threatens their health.
The president said in the op-ED that he has “heard the criticism from women and others who say women should dress conservatively because of their sexual desires.”
“I have heard from a lot of women, including my own wife, who say that women should be comfortable wearing pants if they have the chance,” Trump wrote.
“I’m going to fight for that.”
He added, “I will say this: Pants, no matter what the fashion, is not about sex.
Pants is about showing our bodies to a mate.
Pants shows respect for a man.”
The president also criticized the Democratic Party’s recent push to enact a bill that would force people to get an ultrasound in order to get a “free” birth control pill.
“Democrats and their allies in Congress are working to make sure women are forced to go to the doctor every time they get pregnant,” Trump said.
“It is the most absurd of all absurd things.”
While Trump did not directly mention the bill, he said he wanted to take a look at it and “find out what’s in it.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.