Hillary Clinton Calls Many Trump Backers ‘Deplorables,’ and G.O.P. Pounces
– NY Times
“Republicans from the presidential ticket on down pounced Saturday on Hillary Clinton’s remarks that half of Donald J. Trump’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables,” saying it showed she was out of touch with an economically hard-hit electorate.
Mrs. Clinton’s comments Friday night, which were a variation of a sentiment she has expressed in other settings recently, came at a fund-raiser Friday night in Manhattan.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said to applause and laughter. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
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Hillary Clinton Says She ‘Regrets’ Calling Millions of Americans ‘Basket of Deplorables’
“Hillary Clinton issued a statement that she “regrets” saying half of Donald Trump supporters are “deplorable” — but she stopped short of apologizing for her comment.
“Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” Clinton said in a lengthy statement. But she added, “I won’t stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.”
Hillary Clinton: Half Of Donald Trump’s Supporters Come From ‘Basket Of Deplorables’
– Daily Caller
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is taking heat for saying half of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s supporters are from a “basket of deplorables.”
Speaking Friday night in New York at a fundraiser with liberal entertainer Barbra Streisand, Clinton said: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables’. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
Clinton added: “He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
Trump’s campaign pounced on the comments, saying: “Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans.”
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