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Mike Pence says that Hillary Clinton's disdain for American voters was exemplified by her controversial "basket of deplorables" remark.

At a news conference with House Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, the Republican VP nominee said that Clinton should be disqualified for the White House after claiming that half of Donald Trump supporters are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and Islamophoboic."

"I think millions of Americans were shocked and saddened to see Hillary Clinton refer to people across this country as a 'basket of deplorables' in a prepared speech before wealthy donors in New York City on Friday night," Pence said.

He added that he's never heard a major-party candidate for president of the United States speak about the American people with such "contempt."

"For Hillary Clinton to express such disdain for millions of Americans, I think is one more reason that disqualifies her to serve in the highest office in the land," Pence said.

"Anyone who has that low an opinion of the American people should never serve as president of the United States of America."

Watch Pence's remarks above, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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