Clinton-Half of Trump Supporters Belong in 'Basket of Deplorables'
NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said half the supporters of Republican rival Donald Trump belonged in a "basket of deplorables" of people who were racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, or Islamophobic.
Speaking at a fundraiser on Friday night in New York, Clinton said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric through his behaviour as a candidate for the White House in the Nov. 8 election.
"To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables,'" Clinton said. "Unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up."
Half? That is a lot of citizens. Of course, as a category she left out pay-to-play senior government officials who scoff at the rule of law, such as the Freedom of Information Act, and lie to the public about it. "Deplorable" covers that reasonably well.
Nice to see her common touch though. She's a divider, not a uniter, who will be proud to be President of some Americans.