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Trump Uses Obama's Own Words To Attack Clinton's 'Deplorables' Comment

Irmina Pasquarelli | 12 Settembre, 2016, 02:13

"To be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables", Clinton told a crowd at the "LGBT for Hillary" gala.

But specifics matter here, and when you not only go after people's beliefs but smear fully half of those who are planning on voting for your opponent as irredeemably "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" - essentially, as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals - that's neither supportable nor fair for someone who has pledged to represent all Americans in good faith. "And, unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up".

Trump's team thought, actually hoped, that Clinton would double down - that she would defend the remark, parse it, and blame everybody but herself.

In her interview, Mrs. Clinton defended Mr. Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, which was widely panned here by Israeli leaders, but said reports of friction between the president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were overstated. Whether the alt-right are "irredeemable", as Clinton suggests, is debatable, but she is correct in saying that "they are not America".

Clinton then listed a number of "deplorable" things about the Republican presidential candidate.

9/11 Day, a nonprofit organization aiming to establish September 11 as a federally-recognized national day of service and remembrance, asked each of the principal presidential candidates - Clinton, Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein - to "suspend all campaign activity" to honor the day.

Her aides have been even more blunt, watching in disbelief since the start of Trump's campaign as he has surged in the polls despite making one salacious comment after another.

"Those are people we have to understand and empathise with, as well".

Sarah Huckabee, a senior adviser to Trump, tweeted on Saturday that Clinton's "deplorables" comment was "disqualifying" and worse than the "47 percent" comment.

Trump struck back on Saturday, posting on Twitter: "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of unbelievable, hard working people".

The hash tag #BasketOfDeplorables has been trending on social media as indignant Republicans attack Mrs Clinton.

The 68-year-old Democratic presidential nominee had sparked an uproar on Friday when she described Trump's supporters at a fundraiser. "And she wouldn't be prosecuted". He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. This woman is trying to increase her bipartisan appeal...by unabashedly pushing a progressive agenda-and now, claims that half of GOP voters supporting Trump are deplorable.

Needless to say, it didn't take long for the new conventional wisdom to solidify: Hillary Clinton had made a serious gaffe. I aim at what he says and does, and out of the rotting woodwork, people shoot back by targeting the fact that I happen to be Jewish.

Clinton's comment could nevertheless end up being a boon to Trump.

The other basket of Mr Trump's supporters constituted individuals desperate for change who felt let down by the government and the economy, Mrs Clinton added.

But Mr. Trump noted that Schlafly rooted for the underdog, and "the idea that so-called little people, or the little person that she loved so much, could beat the system often times, the rigged system".

Nina Khrushcheva, a great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and a professor of global affairs at The New School, feels the Trump-Putin rapport could go one of two ways should Trump become president.

He says other key members of Trump's staff have financial ties to Russian Federation, including retired General Michael Flynn, who is also employed as an analyst by RT America.

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