- Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Trump's new attempt to cast doubt on Clinton because of her gender shows his weakness
- She says he appears to fear women when he is not in charge of them, disparaging them in vulgar terms
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her latest book is "Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)It's no secret that Donald Trump has a problem with women. So it's no surprise that he has started to attack his main rival for the American presidency, Hillary Clinton, on gender grounds, claiming that she lacks the strength, stamina, and credibility to run the country.