According to archived footage, Donald Trump said during a speech in 2006 that he wished former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a “b***h.”
“Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a b****. She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens,” the New York Daily News reported him as saying.
On Tuesday, the story resurfaced, and when asked about it, Rice simply replied, “Exactly. Can’t wait until November 9!”
However, according to CNN’s video archives, Donald Trump said in the speech not that he thought she was a b**** but that he wished she was one, saying, “I wish she was a b****. I don’t care if she’s a lovely woman. I want somebody that can go and make deals. She goes to countries, nothing ever happens. Except sound bytes.”
Steve Felt, who was quoted in the 2006 article, said that he remembered Trump calling Rice a b****. “He went on a tirade about politics, probably 15 minutes into his talk about real estate,” Felt said. “Most people weren’t there to hear about politics and most people left. I left after about 45 minutes.”
A video from 2007 also shows Trump explaining his comments.
“But what I said was this, she gets out an airplane cameras all over the place and she waves, ‘hi.’ She then goes and sits down with some dictator, they put the chairs at 45 degree angle and they have a photo shoot and she waves, ‘hi, hi everybody.’ She then gets back on the plane and she waves again and nothing happens,” he said. “Has she made any deals? Honestly, has this woman made one deal that anybody knows, even if it was a bad deal. I’d even take a bad deal. She doesn’t make any deals.”