Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Donald Trump’s past comments on women will likely come back to haunt him because, Rendell said, “There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.”
The Democrat was offering his thoughts to The Washington Post on the likely Republican nominee’s prospects for success in the Philadelphia suburbs when he made the comment.
Rendell said Trump’s comments might gain him some working-class Democratic voters, but will cost him Republican women because, he said, “People take that stuff personally.”
Rendell, a former mayor of Philadelphia, didn’t immediately return requests for comment.
Rendell’s comments have stirred up controversy in the past. In 2010, he said the U.S. had “become a nation of wusses” following the postponement of a Philadelphia Eagles game due to a snowstorm.