Key Words: Clinton puts half of Trump supporters into ‘basket of deplorables’

‘[Y]ou can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. 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 offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.’

Hillary Clinton

In her defense, she had forewarned the audience that she was about to make a gross generalization, but Hillary Clinton still ignited a firestorm at a fundraiser late Friday when she characterized half of presidential rival Donald Trump’s supporters as bigoted ”deplorables.

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