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In a jab at Trump, Hillary Clinton says 'it's important to stand up to bullies, wherever they are'

Without naming names, Hillary Clinton made a jab at Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying, "We shouldn't let anybody bully his way to the presidency."

The Democratic frontrunner made her comments at a campaign event in Iowa, after a girl in the audience told her she had been bullied. "You're looking at someone who has had a lot of really terrible things said about me," Clinton responded. She said that she's old enough now that it "doesn't really bother me," and added that "we are not treating each other with the respect and the care that we should show to each other. And that's why it's important to stand up to bullies, wherever they are."

On Monday, Trump used a vulgar term to describe what happened to Clinton during the 2008 election, and said her bathroom break during Saturday's Democratic debate was "disgusting." Clinton's communications director, Jen Palmieri, tweeted that the campaign would not respond to Trump, but "everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should."