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Growing bored, presumably, with “Crooked Hillary,” Donald Trump indulged in a bit of word association at a campaign event in Virginia on Monday. Clinton’s middle name, “Rodham,” he appears to have noticed, rhymes with the word “rotten.” Pretty cool! The Associated Press reports:

He argued that she dropped her maiden name of Rodham because it sounds like Rotten.

For years, she chose to use the name Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Why did she get rid of it? Hillary Rotten Clinton, Rotten Clinton. Hillary Rotten Clinton, right?” Trump told the crowd. “Maybe that’s why, it’s too close.”

Maybe, but Hillary “Rotten” Clinton makes her sound way more punk than she actually is—he probably should have just stuck with Crooked Hillary. Could the nickname magic finally be wearing off??

Also, he called Tim Kaine a “weird little dude” in his home state.

Now that’s rotten.