Here’s the headline folks:
Hillary Clinton just labeled Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables”.
To be fair, she said “half of Trump supporters are a basket of deplorables.” Good luck figuring out which half you’re in! As far as I’m concerned, she just insulted every single Trump supporter.
Speaking at a fundraiser in New York on Friday night, Hillary Clinton described half of opponent Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” an evocative phrase that Clinton used to describe various forms of intolerance and bigotry.
You know, just to 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. He has given voice to their websites…He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric.
Clinton went on to describe another “basket” of Trump supporters: “people who feel the government has let them down, the economy let them down, nobody cares about them.” She stressed that “[t]hose are people we have to understand and empathize with as well.”
I can’t wait to let Hillary know what I think of her comment in November!