Hillary Clinton, noting she was being “grossly generalistic” at a New York fundraiser Friday, didn’t have very nice things to say about Donald Trump’s supporters, which numbered 13.3 million in the Republican primaries.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?”she told the crowd, which reacted with laughter and applause. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.
“And he has lifted them up,” Clinton continued. “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.”
The remarks sent the Trump camp into full attack mode, with campaign spokesman Jason Miller quickly issuing a statement calling Clinton’s actions “deplorable” and characterizing them as a gaffe.
“Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans,” he said.