Hillary Clinton Says She'll 'Stand Up' to Donald Trump

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On a day that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump attacked her husband, Hillary Clinton picked up the gauntlet, vowing to "stand up to him."

The Democratic presidential candidate's response came in the form of a statement from Clinton deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. It alludes to Trump's criticism of Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, without defending him. Trump charged the former president of "a terrible record of women's abuse" in a tweet earlier Monday. In 1998, after a sexual liaison with a White House intern, Bill Clinton was tried for impeachment but not convicted.

In the statement, Clinton's campaign focused on Trump's "demeaning" remarks about "women, immigrants, Asian-Americans, Muslims, the disabled or hard-working Americans" and said he has "pushed around nearly all of his fellow Republicans." 

 His Democratic rival won't allow herself to be, Clinton's campaign said. "Hillary Clinton will stand up to him, as she has from the beginning."

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