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Elizabeth Warren: 'Nasty women' will vote Trump 'out of our lives forever'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday hammered Donald Trump for his remarks about women, predicting that "nasty women" will mobilize to elect Hillary Clinton.

In a pitch to New Hampshire voters, Warren seized on Trump calling Clinton a "nasty woman" in last week's presidential debate. Clinton and supporters have claimed the term as a badge of honor, saying Trump has used similar terms to demean strong women in the past.

"Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. ... We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever," Warren said at a rally in the battleground Northeastern state.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Clinton's campaign, with the aid of surrogates such as Warren and first lady Michelle Obama, has aimed to mobilize women by not only highlighting plans for women's issues but also slamming Trump for his remarks about women in the past. Obama recently devoted an emotional New Hampshire speech to criticizing Donald Trump's 2005 hot mic comments in which he boasted about groping women without consent.

Warren kept up those attacks on Monday, saying Trump "aggressively disrespects more than half of the human beings in this country."

"He thinks that because he has money that he can call women fat pigs and bimbos. He thinks because he's a celebrity that he can rate women's bodies from 1 to 10. He thinks that because he has a mouth full of Tic Tacs that he can force himself on any woman within groping distance," Warren said, referencing the breath mint Trump said he used in the 2005 video.

She also tried to appeal to voters by touting Clinton's plans to boost college affordability and support equal pay for women.

Opinion surveys show Clinton with a strong advantage in New Hampshire: An average of recent polls including third-party candidates shows Clinton with an 8-point lead in the state, according to RealClearPolitics.

The stop in New Hampshire also aimed to garner support for Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat locked in a tight Senate race with Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte. Hassan spoke before Warren and Clinton at the rally as she made the final push in a race that will help to determine which party holds the Senate.

Both Hassan and Warren attacked Ayotte for her past support of Trump, particularly her earlier comment that the GOP presidential nominee should be seen as a role model. Warren contended that Ayotte is "running away from" Trump as public opinion has turned against him.