up her attacks on rival Donald Trump, labelling
him a "bully" for criticising women for their
Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year
history of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton
"corrupt" and said she would "destroy American
He told early Clinton voters with "buyer's
remorse" they could change their vote in four
The clashes came as the fractious contest
entered its final week, with opinion polls
appearing to show the race getting tighter.
The prospect of a Trump presidency sent Asian
financial markets tumbling - appearing to
confirm some analysts' view that the markets
believe a Clinton victory would bring more
stability for the US economy.
Speaking in Florida - and appearing on stage
with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who
has previously claimed Mr Trump once called
her "Miss Piggy" after she put on weight - Mrs
Clinton said she had "learned way back in
elementary school that it's not OK to insult
For her part, Ms Machado called Mr Trump
"cruel" and said she had spent years "sick,
fighting back eating disorders" as a result of the
Republican nominee's comments.
Echoing Mrs Clinton's comments at a rally in
Ohio, President Barack Obama said the
Republican candidate had spent a "lifetime
calling women pigs and dogs and slobs".
The focus on Mr Trump's treatment of women
coincided with a new TV advert put out by the
Democrats which showed archive footage of Mr
Trump making remarks such as: "Putting a wife
to work is a very dangerous thing."
The Republican nominee has faced a string of
sexual harassment allegations in the last
month, after a 2005 video tape that saw him
making obscene remarks about women
He has denied any wrongdoing and threatened
to sue those involved after the election.