Condi Rice dropped the mic
Even back in 2006, Trump was saying that he could do a better job than the current White House. In televised remarks surfaced by Deadspin, Trump was filmed saying that he didn’t really care if former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a nice person. Rather, Trump implied in not-so-polite terms that Rice was too soft with foreign countries and leaders.
“I wish she was a bitch, said Trump, “I don’t care if she’s a lovely woman. I want somebody that can go and make deals.”
Trump made the comment during a keynote address at the Learning Annex Real Estate Wealth Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, according to the Huffington Post.
In remarks a year later, he reiterated that the United States didn’t need just sound bites and photo ops with dictators from Rice, but rather someone who could negotiate deals. Trump, of course, suggested that he’d do a very good job—as would about 20 other people he knows.
Rice fired back this week, albeit laconically. To CNN she wrote of his remarks, “Exactly. Can't wait until November 9!”
Rice has opposed a Trump presidency, but hasn’t been actively supporting a Republican candidate. On October 8, Rice wrote on her Facebook wall:
"Enough! Donald Trump should not be president. He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.”
There was some speculation that Rice would run as Governor Jeb Bush’s running mate, but Bush dropped out of the primary too early to know what would have happened.
Past remarks by Trump have been surfacing in a flurry just weeks before the election. The now infamous hot mic remarks about grabbing women by the genitals because he could—because he was a star—has sent his election campaign into a tailspin, with Clinton now leading polls by double digits.