Election HQ Clinton: Half Of Trump Supporters 'Basket Of Deplorables' — 'Racist, Sexist…You Name It'
At an LGBT event in New York City on Friday night, Hillary Clinton insulted millions of Americans in her latest pitch to take down opponent Donald Trump, Heather Nauert reported on Fox and Friends Weekend.
“You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it,” Clinton said.
“She said [Trump supporters] needed an intervention,” host Clayton Morris said. “If you have a friend who is considering voting for Trump-- You [need to] get your friends together.”
“That’s a quarter of the country she’s talking about in that vast dark space between the Upper East Side and Malibu,” host Tucker Carlson said.
Trump offered a blistering response on Twitter, writing that Clinton was “so insulting to my supporters,” and saying the comment would cost her votes:
Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. I think it will cost her at the Polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2016
Fourteen million Americans voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries.
Pollster Frank Luntz, a regular guest on Fox News Channel, tweeted that Clinton’s statement was her “47% moment,” referring to when 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney referenced the “47 percent” of Americans that likely do not pay taxes.
Tonight, Hillary Clinton just had her "47 percent" moment.
Expect poll numbers to get even tighter after this one. #Deplorables
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 10, 2016
Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, speaking at the Value Voters Summit in northwest Washington, D.C., responded to Clinton’s comments as well, calling them “irredeemable.”
“I will tell you right now…The truth is that people who support Donald Trump are hard-working Americans—farmers, teachers [and] coalminers,” Pence said, according to Fox News reporter Dan Gallo, “Hillary, they are not a basket of anything—they are Americans and they deserve your respect.”
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.