Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was so effective she's afraid to mention his name again.
"For the last week she's been hitting me really hard with the women card and I had to say, OK that's enough. And we did a strong number," the leading Republican hopeful told thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Hilton Head, S.C.
"[Clinton is] always so theatrical — 'Mr. Trump said this and that and this.' I just have to turn off the television. She gives me a headache," he said.
Trump continued, "I think last night I gave her a big headache." Indeed, Trump slammed the former first lady and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during separate media appearances and a campaign rally Tuesday.
"You look at whether it's Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones or many of them ... there were certainly a lot of abuse of women," he told NBC Tuesday, referring to Bill Clinton's affair with then-White House intern Lewinsky and various allegations of sexual misconduct that riddled his presidency.
"I can imagine those discussions ..." Trump said Wednesday, suggesting his remarks may have prompted an awkward conversation between the Clintons.
"Today [Hillary Clinton] gave a speech and she didn't even mention my name," he noted.
Trump, who's second in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, also said he would "love having a woman president," but suggested his daughter, Ivanka, would be a better fit than Clinton.
"It can't be her, she's horrible," he said of the former secretary of state.