Donald Trump "doesn't just wake up in the morning wanting to offend people," and while he's currently behind Hillary Clinton with female voters in the polls, the race won't always stay that way, his national campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson said Tuesday, responding to a pro-Hillary Clinton ad released Monday
"This is something we've been anticipating and expecting," Pierson told Fox News
' "America's Newsroom" host Martha MacCallum. "This was a line of attack that the Clinton campaign was going to use no matter who the Republican nominee was. At the same time, a lot of these comments were taken while Mr. Trump was in the entertainment industry."
But as a business owner, she continued, Trump was "one of the first" bringing women into executive positions.
"He was working with the Rainbow Coalition
back in the '90s to bring blacks and minority into corporate America," said Pierson. "As Mr. Trump continues to take his message out to the American public and see, women are going to vote for Mr. Trump. We see today they're already neck-and-neck in swing states."
According to a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Tuesday
, Clinton polls at double digits above Trump with women, while Trump polls higher with men, MacCallum pointed out.
And, after MacCallum asked Pierson about statements Trump made in Nebraska over the weekend that men are "petrified" to speak to women, who "get it better than we do," Pierson said Trump is "right."
"There are a lot of women who are out there who don't buy into this old-fashioned feminism," said Pierson. "They do want to be treated equally. It is not just a slogan to them. They want to be treated as you would treat a man, without taking into consideration that you could be an emotional bag of mood swings."
But once Trump took his message out to women, he started closing the voting gap, said Pierson, and he won't be apologizing because that would be the "politically correct thing to say."
"He is responding to people who are offending him, his supporters, even his staff for that matter," said Pierson, and Trump calls the reaction a "counterpunch. Just because you criticize a woman after she criticizes you, that doesn't make you sexist or misogynist."
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