Here’s a whopper in HC’s continually uplifting, inspirational, and aspirational campaign theme:
New York (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an audience of donors Friday night that half of Donald Trump’s supporters fall into “the basket of deplorables,” meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.
In an effort to explain the support behind Trump, Clinton went on to describe the rest of his supporters as people who are looking for change in any form because of economic anxiety and urged her supporters to empathize with them.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”
As many are saying, this ought to be HC’s “47%” moment.
What’s suprising is that she appears to be reading from a teleprompter, and that this wasn’t on off the cuff riff. That tells us that HC’s massive strategy team vetted this language.
She added, “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.” …
The surge of interest in the Alt-Right is unprecedented.
Clinton then said some of these people were “irredeemable”…
That sounds rather… Hitlerian, no?
Clinton had divided Trump’s supporters into “two big baskets,” what she called “the deplorables,” in an interview with Channel 2 News Israel that aired Thursday.
“If I were to be grossly generalistic, I would say you can take Trump supporters and put them in two big baskets,” Clinton said. “There are what I call the deplorables — the racists, you know, the haters, and the people who are drawn because they think somehow he’s going to restore an America that no longer exists. So just eliminate them from your thinking, because we’ve always had an annoying prejudicial element within our politics.”
It’s ironic that this degree of prejudice and paranoia from HC should occur shortly after she described Trump as having “built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia.”
I had to laugh at this part:
Clinton made the comments before introducing Barbra Streisand at an LGBT fundraiser in downtown New York.
According to average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign, Clinton raised around $6 million at the fundraiser, at which some attendees paid $50,000.
HC talking about the white middle class’s malaise… at a LGBT fundraiser in NYC, with Barbra Streisand in attendance.
For the better part of a generation now, the Outsiders are now the consummate Insiders.