This year’s presidential campaign has helped erode what previous generations of politicians considered acceptable public speech. Here are some examples of possibly offensive campaign talk.
She said he’s a pussy.
Donald Trump at a rally in Manchester N.H.
“This is a bunch of crap.” Evangelical favorite Ben Carson at a debate in Boulder, Colo., in October.
“I would bomb the sh*t out of them.” Donald Trump on the Islamic State in November.
When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem on why Bernie Sanders is more popular among young women voters than Hillary Clinton.
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other.” Former Secretary of State Madeline Allbright on women who support Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton.
“Strom Thurmond had four kids after age 67. If you’re not willing to do that, we need to come up with a new immigration system.” – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” – Donald Trump on Carly Fiorina in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” – Donald Trump on John McCain.