Saturday, September 10, 2016

Trump campaign demands an apology after Hillary Clinton refers to their supporters as a "basket of deplorables." Oh, I was just calling them a "flock of assholes." Update!

Courtesy of Politico: 

Donald Trump’s campaign is demanding an apology for comments Hillary Clinton made at a fundraising event in New York City, where she said half of his supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables” -- “the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic -- you name it.“ 

Clinton’s comments came as she urged the crowd of donors not to “get complacent” after seeing “the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment” from Trump and assume, “Well, he's done this time.” 

“You know,” she said, “to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” 

“Right?” she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. 

“The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic -- you name it,” Clinton continued. “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 their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.” 

Some are referring to this statement as Hillary's 47 percent moment, after the famous comments made by Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, but that is just bullshit. Not to mention wishful thinking on the part of the Trump campaign.

Instead of painting all Republicans with the same broad brush strokes Hillary is trying to cut the non-crazies from the herd and convince them to vote for her, or at the very least NOT vote for Donald Trump.
No, it won't.

Let's face it the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic voting block is NEVER going to vote for her no mater what she says or does, so she is simply attempting to draw a bright line between that part of he GOP base, and the part who are simply habitual Republican voters.

And it's working.

So is she going to apologize?

Fuck no!

Update: Well crap she kind of did apologize. Well kinda.
Personally I would have let the statements stand, since we all know that most Americans likely to vote for Hillary agree with them 100%.

Update 2: And this is WHY she should not have even KINDA apologized:
Because she's fucking right.

Yeah this will cost her the election just like Obama's "bitter clingers" comment cost him his two elections. 

66 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    "Let's face it the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic voting block" is only about 40 to 60% likely to vote AT ALL.
    WE vote, WE win!
    It's that simple.

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    1. Anonymous2:06 PM

      I am a fifty-something white female living in Texas. The idea that discrimination against whites or Christians AT ALL is absolutely preposterous! What a joke! These people are projecting so much it is laughable, except that it really isn't funny.

      We must vote this November as though every state is as red as the Deep South traditionally has been. Our future and those of younger generations depend on it. We cannot let these cretins take us back to the 1950s!

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    2. Anonymous4:55 PM

      Illiterates wont read her really long twits. They will just hang to what tRump says

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  2. Anonymous11:46 AM

    It actually turns out that many of the "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic voting block" aren't even registered to vote.

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  3. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Hillary is stupid for that.

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    1. Anonymous12:47 PM

      But Trump is what, a patriot for denigrating everyone in this country and out of it except Putin and rich white males? Sometimes you have to fight back.

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  4. Anonymous11:48 AM

    I've come to the conclusion that the internet has made the world FAR less productive and FAR meaner.

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    1. Anonymous12:46 PM

      That and CNN and the 24 hour 'news' cycle.

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  5. Anonymous11:56 AM

    MY FAVORITE TRUMP COMMENT
    Thank you

    Anonymous 11:29 AM said

    If Jesus showed up outside Trump Towers, he would be promptly escorted fifty blocks away and dropped off in Harlem. I mean really..long hair, a dress, sandals, no cash, no credit cards, brown skin....moochers not welcome!

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    1. Anonymous12:03 PM

      But if you wear hair pieces, your daughter's clothes, humongous removable breasts, you stink with a billy fake accent and tons of makeup, Donald will let you in. Right Sarah?

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    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      11:56 You're welcome! I hate when he pretends he has 'found Christ.' He thinks he is Christ.

      SallyinMI

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  6. Anonymous12:00 PM

    She should absolutely stand her ground and maybe even double down. She is telling the truth which is verifiable by the many proud racists and white supremacists (not to mention Soviet thugs) who openly follow Trump. No need to try to be diplomatic about THAT.

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    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Absolutely. She's had a strong week. She can slightly alter the wording and also double down--she's absolutely right, so why back down and allow him to use that.

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    2. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I think the reason Hillary expressed regrets for her words is the fact that when she is president, she will be president for all of us, not just her supporters.

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  7. Barrel full of Trumpanzees?
    Boatload of Dipshits?
    Truckload of Shit for Brainers?

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  8. Anonymous12:05 PM

    They may never vote for her, but nevertheless, she broke the cardinal rule of politics: don't insult your constituency. And Hillary should stay out of the mud/gutter. Stay on the high ground touting why she'd make a good president and leave it to her surrogates to duke it out in the trenches.

    What makes this Romney-47%-esques is she said it at yet another high dollar admission fundraiser (admission/donation ranged from $1200 to $250,000). It leaves the aroma of elitism and disdain for the common folk and that there are comments reserved for bigger donors. Time will tell if this hurts her, but I think this was at least a Taco Truck moment that we'll hear about as long as she's around.

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    1. Anonymous12:45 PM

      Oh please. Trump insulted all Latinos, all Syrians, All Muslims, all women...over and over again, and has never been the least bit sorry. He instead blacks by indicating that ALL of them live in poor neighborhoods, are uneducated, and have no jobs. Was that OK? He's had huge fundraisers too, hon. He has huge donors who want something back, just as he expects when he donates to the Attorneys General while there are investigations with his name on the front.
      This will not hurt her. They are morons and fools, and too dumb to see the con.

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    2. Anonymous12:51 PM

      As any kindergarten teacher will tell you, "Joey did it, too" is never a successful defense.

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    3. Anonymous1:03 PM

      Nope it's not Romneyesque at all. Romney's sin was the bitter irony of hiding his tax returns that showed he was hiding his money from the IRS while criticizing people so poor they don't have to pay income tax.

      The world knows Hillary Clinton's background and that she's not elitist in any way.

      But it was a nice try. Better luck next time.

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  9. Anonymous12:07 PM

    He's just pissed that she stole his shtick.

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  10. Anonymous12:08 PM

    By the way, she has already apologized, kinda. She expressed regret instead of just apologizing. Typical Hillary. She'll have to apologize again and again until she actually says "I apologize".

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    1. Anonymous12:12 PM

      But Trump never apologizes and isntead doubles down. And you're OK with that. Dumbass.

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    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      Did I say anything about Trump? No. Did I say I was OK with anything Trump does? No. Liar.

      Clinton is not perfect. She's particularly imperfect when it comes to just simply and clearly admitting she's wrong.

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    3. Anonymous12:58 PM

      She has nothing to apologize for. The only thing she said that was problematic was that a whole half of his supporters are hateful freaks. They probably do number half. She just shouldn't have been specific as to the number.

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    4. Anonymous1:20 PM

      Why is the fucking emphasis on Hillary Clinton apologizing? For Christ's sake, Trump is the asshole calling her out and he NEVER apologizes for a damned thing!

      I choose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump any day. What is wrong w/Americans?

      Trump is everything Hillary Clinton has said - as well as others that do not support Trump! It is so easy to review his comments throughout the years! This is a man who loves Putin and is truly as un-American as they come!

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  11. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Donald Trump is so hard up for votes, he is now patronizing to Christians.

    Donald would not know who Jesus is if Christ himself walked up to Donald and hit him between the eyes with a 2 x 4.

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    1. Anonymous12:41 PM

      If Jesus Christ showed up at Trump Towers, he would be promptly escorted OUT-you know, long hair, brown skin, a robe, dirty feet...NOT Trump's kind of people. He hasn't been in a church in years, has three wives, multiple affairs, and the Christians LOVE him! Hypocrites much?

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  12. Anonymous12:11 PM

    No, Hillary's comment is way different from Romney's. He was referring to low income families and minorities. She is referring to the White hate groups, and basically the whole Republican party. We know who she is referring to, and we knew who Romney was referring to also. It's again that whole double standard thing that they use with Hillary. You know, they do something, and then call it a bid from God himself, she does something and they cry foul. We've been watching this for over thirty years now. They even got her for wearing a headband, and not staying home to bake cookies. They are gunnin' for Hillary and the boys are in a total state of panic. In the next sixty days or so anything will be thrown out there. Anything. Those believing it are a lost cause.

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    1. Anonymous1:12 PM

      Vote Hillary Clinton! I am and can hardly wait to do so.

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    2. Anonymous11:24 AM

      I live in a very red area and know some (lots) of people who are in favor of the orange one they are for the most part FULL of hate and racism. I think lots of it is
      jealousy. As in, why do those dark skinned people have as much as or more than me? Maybe they worked harder or maybe they are just smarter than you are. I lived for a few years in a state with very few dark skinned people and it was pretty pleasant. Not that they were few but that the whites didn't have as many to complain about. By the way, I am white, female and older.

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  13. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Let's hope the electoral college has brains.

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    1. Anonymous1:04 PM

      The electors don't do any thinking. They arrive at the location for their state, do some ceremonial stuff, get sworn in, then vote for the candidate they were elected to vote for.

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    2. Anonymous1:13 PM

      Why I don't contribute anything to political causes!

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  14. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Trump's campaign demanded an apology for offending the racist ones that support him.

    Hillary did apologize, before they demanded one, to the decent folks who she may have offended.

    New York (CNN) Hillary Clinton expressed "regret" Saturday for comments in which she said "half" of Donald Trump's supporters are "deplorables," meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.

    "Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' -- that was wrong," Clinton

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    1. Anonymous12:19 PM

      End of story.

      Trump campaign stop being drama queens

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    2. Anonymous12:38 PM

      Nope, not good enough. Regrets about saying half won't cut it. She'll get pushed to have to say "I'm sorry I said Basket..." Hillary and her campaign are tone deaf and stubborn. They never get this stuff right until the third or fourth try.

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    3. Anonymous1:06 PM

      "Decent" Trump supporters that are even offendable?

      I'll believe that when I see it. His fans are not 'decent' people.

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    4. Anonymous3:07 PM

      12:38pm, fuck you and your not good enough. We all know the only answer for your ilk is Hilary in prison. You don't get to comment. You're not serious.

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    5. Anonymous3:43 PM

      3:07 Criticizing Clinton doesn't mean someone wants her in prison or supports Trump.

      I hate this tone that anyone who criticizes Clinton for anything is a Trump or Putin lover. What does that mean for a Clinton Administration? When people criticize her are you going to say they're un-American? Are you going to call for the Clinton criticizers to be silenced? It's a bad, bad trend. She is not perfect.

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    6. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Who said she's perfect?

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  15. Anonymous12:20 PM

    And when he does lose, the media will go to him again and again for comments on anything she does.

    Welcome to the "new" America.

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  16. Anonymous12:31 PM

    “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”
    -Donald Trump

    But that's okay, it's only Donald being Donald. No fuss.

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    1. Anonymous11:31 AM

      His women may be beautiful but they are paid very well. Why else would ANY woman subject herself sexually or intelligently to such an idiot? He buys everything or "negotiates" for it. As in not paying his small business owners or contractors for goods and services received. He says he has "paid too much". One day he will find out he hasn't paid nearly enough. Someone will eventually call him on that excuse and he will be sorry.

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  17. Anonymous12:56 PM

    As much as I'm for Hillary, I cringed when I heard the "half" comment today--I couldn't believe she'd said that one word to get herself in such a jam.

    Well, what she needs to do now is not back down and use the rest of her words, and repeat them, to make it clear--really push it--that, yeah, Trump has been appealing to the "alt right"--she hasn't been using the term enough since it made it was used so effectively a couple weeks ago-- and all the "-isms" for over a year now, AND she should use the fact that his rally people have chanted "Kill her!"

    All she needs to do is to keep listing some of who has supported him and how he's allowed horrible things to be said, including that "Kill her!" chant.

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    1. Maple2:06 PM

      Do you think she actually said that without KNOWING that she was correct? There's plenty of polling to show that,m in fact, she UNDERestimated the percentage of Trump supporters who hate the OTHER, who are racist to the nth degree, who believe Obama is a Muslim AND born in Kenya etc. etc. There's plenty of proof and if she needs to use it, she will. And she should, IMHO. There are several Repubs who do NOT want to be associated with those people in any way, shape or form.

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    2. Anonymous11:37 AM

      I agree with you. I think she knew exactly what she was saying and did it deliberately. And I think "half" is way to few.

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  18. Anonymous12:56 PM

    If people can't handle the truth then that is their problem. When our nation is so close to being taken over by a nazi faction then HRC has to come on strong against that group of dumpsters.

    Clearly, the double standard shows up again. Drumpf has some followers who say that slavery was the best era for the African-Americans and there is a huge neo-nazi membership in Drumpf's, advisers, mentors and followers. Just the thuggery displayed at the rallies by attendees, and the dipshit nominee himself, should turn off all true Americans.

    Maybe the people who need to be deported are those Drumpf followers who are clearly not real Americans and show hatred for Jews and all others, except alt-right white supremacists.

    A rise in nazi-ism - can you say Confederate flag supporters? - is the last thing any nation in the world needs!

    Drumpf is at Schafly's funeral today and will speak - did he too agree to refrain from televising this weekend since it is the anniversary of 9-11? Never forget Phyllis Schafly fought every woman's right that came before the legislators during her lifetime. She killed the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment for women) that will never get heard from again. Now her second book supporting Drumpf, out, the day after she died. Sheesh - what a piece of ugly shit she was, fighting to keep women pregnant and barefoot while creating the most hateful, full-time political, money-maker for herself while her husband quit his job to run the home. Hypocrite to the max while trying to deny all the rest of us what she was reaping.
    Go HRC - keep us on an even keel and away from the war-hungry rwnj's.

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    1. Anonymous11:39 AM

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++to infinity.

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  19. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Dunno how it could compare with Romney implying that 47% of Americans pay no taxes and are therefore leeches who won't vote for him...

    ...and saying it while freely admitting that he hid his wealth in foreign banks to avoid paying tax on it.

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  20. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Hillary's statement isn't going to lose her anything! Trump supporters would never have voted for her in the first place!

    Trump is a loser and everything that Hillary and others have said about him - that are 'anti' - are 100% accurate. Everything can be fact checked, Donald!

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    1. Anonymous3:55 PM

      I totally agree!

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    2. Anonymous11:40 AM

      Me Too!

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  21. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Oh, please. This is projection much??

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  22. Anonymous1:57 PM

    You are so right about PROJECTION, 1:25. It is a hallmark of the narcissistic, sociopathic, and simplistic demagoguery that Trump, and his forerunner, Palin, heap upon us every time they open their loud mouths.

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  23. Anonymous3:23 PM

    So where did your quote "flock of assholes" come from. Having to embellish your post titles now, that pretty pathetic.

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  24. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle.

    How many deplorable insulting remarks has Donald Trump made in the last 24 hours? And he's never apologized for any of them!

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  25. Anonymous3:57 PM

    A$$HOLEsBLM!
    https://thinkprogress.org/lsu-football-judges-bias-68936607e040#.phxd0f1d1

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  26. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Little Donnie wants an apology, what happened to all that crap about not being politically correct? Why doesn’t Donnie set an example and apologize to Hillary and the rest of America for all his insults, how about apologizing for all the hate full campaign paraphernalia at his rallies.

    He sure is an idiot; worried about the polls again, won’t he be surprised when he finds out most of his racist supports don’t bother to vote.

    Hillary doesn’t need to apologized, if is walks like a duck it must be a duck.

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    1. Anonymous4:47 AM

      Obviously Trump has a "special" standard set for himself and then another one for anyone else. It's the same as a double standard, but Trump would want his side of it to be "special."
      Beaglemom

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  27. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Sometimes the best way to say what you really mean is to say it, then make a non apology apology. A move Trump would never think of doing, and she comes across as a better person. Now watch, Trump will beat this dead horse longer than it takes Melania's plastic surgery to heal.

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  28. To the specific point of xstians feeling discriminated against...if they weren't banging on the doors of our homes and demanding seed money on teevee, and imposing THEIR beliefs on EVERYONE ELSE in public... no-one would even know who they fucking are... you want to be OUT in society? Take the fucking heat xtians... like the gays you bash... and ad infinitum... fucking hippocrites... they don't know what war IS... they don't have a fucking clue what its like to be REALLY discriminated against... pray to your holy jeebus...and get the FUCK over your SELF RIGHTEOUS ASSES.

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  29. Anonymous5:56 PM

    drumpf> fuck the world trade center> I'm the BIGGEST NOW!
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/hours-after-twin-towers-fell-trump-bragged-his-building-was-now-the-tallest-in-lower-manhattan/

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    1. Anonymous8:16 PM

      Disrespect>
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/wall-street-bankers-shamed-for-taking-bachelor-party-selfies-with-sx-doll-at-ground-zero-memorial/

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  30. cckids8:57 PM

    Yeah, that's not really an apology. More of a pointing out how Trump and all his "we don't want political correctness" supporters are a bunch of whiny-ass babies when they're called out on their obvious, visible, proud racism and sexism.

    Seriously, the bunch that is repeatedly calling for Hillary to be hung or imprisoned thinks they've been insulted? F*ck them. Twice. With rusty pitchforks.

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  31. Anonymous1:42 AM

    Chump...ASSHOLE.

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  32. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Data reveals Hillary was being generous.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/data-reveals-hillary-clinton-was-right-about-donald_us_57d3b2b1e4b0273330ac3fcb?section=us_politics

    "The data is incontrovertible. The evidence is abundant. The truth is plain to see. Virtually every single one of those numbers reveals a healthy majority of Trump supporters espousing one form of prejudice or another — all of which means that Hillary Clinton was not wrong in characterizing half of Trump’s faithful as unrepentantly bigoted. If anything, the numbers say she may have been a tad too nice.

    Regardless of what the pundits and her opponents may say, this was not a gaffe. This was not Hillary Clinton’s “47 percent” moment. It was simply some stone-cold truth-telling — because the numbers certainly don’t lie."

    She didn't say Americans. She didn't say voters. She said Trump supporters.

    Not only was she right, she underestimated the number of his supporters that are deplorable.

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