Trump Hits Back at Clinton for ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(BALTIMORE) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking from prepared remarks, hit back at Hillary Clinton’s comments Friday night when she called his supporters a “basket of deplorables.”

“I was thus deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign by the millions,” Trump said Monday, addressing the National Guard Association in Baltimore.

Clinton made the comment Friday night at the LGBT for Hillary Gala.

“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.”

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