Clinton Says Half of Trump’s Supporters Are a ‘Basket of Deplorables’ With ‘Hateful’ Views


Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words during a star-studded fundraiser in New York City Friday night, describing some Donald Trump supporters as “deplorables” who are hateful and bigoted.

“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables.’ Right?” she told donors at the LGBT For Hillary Gala, at which Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed. “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 that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”

The Democratic presidential nominee added, “Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable. But they are not America.”

Clinton said Trump’s other supporters “are people who feel the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change.”

Not surprisingly, Clinton’s “deplorables” comment didn’t sit well with the Trump campaign.

“Tonight’s comments were more than another example of Clinton lying to the country about her emails, jeopardizing our national security, or even calling citizens ‘super-predators,'” the Trump campaign’s senior communication adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement. “This was Clinton, as a defender of Washington’s rigged system – telling the American public that she could care less about them.”

Miller continued, “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.”

And Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “One day after promising to be aspirational & uplifting, Hillary insults millions of Americans. #desperate.”

But Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill downplayed the former secretary of state’s comments, tweeting that she was referring solely to “alt right” supporters. “She gave an entire speech about how the alt right movement is using his campaign to advance its hate movement,” Merrill wrote.

 

(2/3) Obviously not everyone supporting Trump is part of the alt right, but alt right leaders are with Trump.

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 10, 2016

In a nod to the LGBT-focused event, Clinton made a tongue-and-cheek reference to “conversion therapy” — but not in the context of “converting” LGBT individuals to heterosexuality, which has been slammed as nonsense by the country’s leading professional medical and psychological organizations.

“We can’t take anyone or any place for granted and therefore I am asking you to volunteer for a phone bank or a canvass,” she told the audience at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan’s financial district. “At the very least, if you know anybody who’s even thinking of voting for Trump, stage an intervention. That may be one conversion therapy I endorse. Just remember: friends don’t let friends vote for Trump.”

Another highlight of the fundraiser was when Streisand performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” with lyrics about Trump.

“Is he that rich, maybe he’s poor, ’til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?” Streisand sang. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?”

She continued, “And if by chance he gets to heaven, even up there, he’ll declare chapter 11. This sad, vulgar clown. You’re fired, you clown.”

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Clinton Says Half of Trump’s Supporters Are a ‘Basket of Deplorables’ With ‘Hateful’ Views


Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words during a star-studded fundraiser in New York City Friday night, describing some Donald Trump supporters as “deplorables” who are hateful and bigoted.

“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables.’ Right?” she told donors at the LGBT For Hillary Gala, at which Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed. “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 that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”

The Democratic presidential nominee added, “Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable. But they are not America.”

Clinton said Trump’s other supporters “are people who feel the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change.”

Not surprisingly, Clinton’s “deplorables” comment didn’t sit well with the Trump campaign.

“Tonight’s comments were more than another example of Clinton lying to the country about her emails, jeopardizing our national security, or even calling citizens ‘super-predators,'” the Trump campaign’s senior communication adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement. “This was Clinton, as a defender of Washington’s rigged system – telling the American public that she could care less about them.”

Miller continued, “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.”

And Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “One day after promising to be aspirational & uplifting, Hillary insults millions of Americans. #desperate.”

But Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill downplayed the former secretary of state’s comments, tweeting that she was referring solely to “alt right” supporters. “She gave an entire speech about how the alt right movement is using his campaign to advance its hate movement,” Merrill wrote.

 

(2/3) Obviously not everyone supporting Trump is part of the alt right, but alt right leaders are with Trump.

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 10, 2016

In a nod to the LGBT-focused event, Clinton made a tongue-and-cheek reference to “conversion therapy” — but not in the context of “converting” LGBT individuals to heterosexuality, which has been slammed as nonsense by the country’s leading professional medical and psychological organizations.

“We can’t take anyone or any place for granted and therefore I am asking you to volunteer for a phone bank or a canvass,” she told the audience at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan’s financial district. “At the very least, if you know anybody who’s even thinking of voting for Trump, stage an intervention. That may be one conversion therapy I endorse. Just remember: friends don’t let friends vote for Trump.”

Another highlight of the fundraiser was when Streisand performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” with lyrics about Trump.

“Is he that rich, maybe he’s poor, ’til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?” Streisand sang. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?”

She continued, “And if by chance he gets to heaven, even up there, he’ll declare chapter 11. This sad, vulgar clown. You’re fired, you clown.”

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