Hillary Clinton said on Friday that ‘half’ of Trump’s supporters are deplorable. She had been speaking at an LGBT event in New York when she said this.
She told the crowd, “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.’’ “And he has lifted them up,” Clinton added. “He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”
She however has regrets about the statement. Saturday she acknowledged the fact that what she said was wrong. She said, “Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea,” she said in a statement. “I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.” that “many of Trump’s supporters are hard-working Americans who just don’t feel like the economy or our political system are working for them.”
Still, Clinton said she won’t stop “calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign,” she added.
The statement however did not go unnoticed as Jason Miller quickly issuing a statement saying Clinton’s comments are deplorable.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who spoke at a conservative Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., Saturday, also took issue with Clinton saying millions fall into the deplorable basket.
Do her supporters still stand by her after that statement? Is this another avenue for Trump to take the lead? Has he already? We’ll keep you posted…