Clinton Says She Regrets ‘Grossly Generalistic’ Statement About Trump Supporters
Hillary for America/Flickr(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton said Saturday that it was “wrong” to say that half of Donald Trump’s supporters were “deplorables” and “irredeemable.”
Clinton made the comment Friday night at the LGBT For Hillary Gala, at which Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables.’ Right?” the Democratic presidential nominee told donors at the event. “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.”
She 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.”
This is a developing story. More to come.
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