Saturday, September 10, 2016

Trump Campaign Seeks Clinton Apology Over 'Deplorables' Dig at His Supporters

Smart move by the Trump people.

The "deplorables" gaffe needs to stay in the news right up to November 8th, reminding voters how much Hillary hates them.

Donald Trumps’s campaign sought an apology Saturday from his Democratic rival after Hillary Clinton took aim at the Republican’s supporters, suggesting that half of them are what she called “deplorables.”

Mrs. Clinton made the remark at a Friday night fundraiser, saying that Mr. Trump has given voice to the alt-right movement and has lifted up those who spew hateful speech.

“To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?,” Mrs. Clinton told donors in New York City. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”

The former secretary of state added that “some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.” The Trump campaign quickly punched back, saying that Mrs. Clinton had revealed “her true contempt for everyday Americans.”

“This was Clinton, as a defender of Washington’s rigged system, telling the American public that she could care less about them,” said Jason Miller, senior communications adviser to Mr. Trump. “And what’s truly deplorable isn’t just that Hillary Clinton made an inexcusable mistake in front of wealthy donors and reporters happened to be around to catch it, it’s that Clinton revealed just how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America.” By Saturday morning, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager was urging Mrs. Clinton to make amends...

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