In political attack on Clinton, Trump uses Yiddish vulgarity
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In political attack on Clinton, Trump uses Yiddish vulgarity

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 14, 2015.  (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 14, 2015. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump used a vulgar Yiddishism to describe Hillary Rodham Clinton’s loss to Barack Obama in 2008 for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Speaking Monday at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump, who is polling as the front-runner among Republicans in the race for the presidency, said his likely rival in the general election was a loser.

“Even her race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama — I don’t know who would be worse, I don’t know, how does it get worse? — but she was going to beat, she was favored to win, and she got schlonged, she lost!” the real estate billionaire and reality TV star said.

“Schlong” is one of an array of vulgar Yiddish terms for penis; its use as a verb is not new. The Washington Post noted in an analysis Tuesday of Trump’s use of the term that Trump himself used it in 2011 describing a Republican congressional defeat.