Discussion: Trump Campaign Goes After Clinton For 'Basket Of Deplorables' Remark

In Trump’s defense, “basket of deplorables” represents a poorly-chosen phrase, as it fails to account for scale.

“A barge full of deplorables” would have been a more apt descriptor.


I cringed when I read Hillary’s comment and am concerned that this is an unforced error. Labeling a candidate is one thing, but derisively labeling voters (even if there is truth in the label) is unwise. I hope I’m wrong and this doesn’t become a setback to Hillary’s campaign.


I would love for Hillary to call a press conference where all she does is read direct quotes from Trump, Lewandowski, Bannon, Bossie, David Duke, etc.

Then watch Trump try to defend those statements and make a bigger ass of himself, because he can’t help but double down.


Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it," she said.

Funny how Trump’s supporters left that out.


Gee, TPM, how about including the whole quote where she also talks about the other half in a sympathetic way. I count on TPM to not be part of the MSM that selectively quotes the subjects for sensational headlines. Shame on you.


Your concern is duly noted. Please inform us when you are done shaking from your fright and are able to emerge from underneath your bed.
Every word Hillary said is true and verifiable, and it brings the bigotry of the Trump campaign into the sunlight.
Unlike your cowardly self, I hope her campaign doubles down like there’s no tomorrow.


I am not sure about a setback to HRC, but my feeling is she didn’t get a single vote because of it, but may have harden a few and caused a few more to vote for Trump. She gained nothing.


The shoe fits… But they wont wear it… go figure…

Source: SPLC

The two political operatives chosen earlier this month to lead Donald Trump’s presidential campaign after two former managers departed have been members of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), Hatewatch has learned


This is Hillary’s “clinging to their guns” moment… The right-wing outrage machine will wring everything they can out of it…


Of course the media is going to spin this as equivalent to Romney’s 47% gaffe. I see the WP has already raised this as a “question.” But I think if Hillary’s campaign plays this right it could work to her advantage. Connect this with her speech about the alt-right and emphasize that this is exactly who she is referring to. Yes Trump is very attached to his white nationalists and David Duke supporters, who make up a substantial part of his backers. Of course, he won’t allow any criticism of them. But, yes, she thinks they are deplorable and un-American. Don’t back away from that.


I have been waiting for this to get some airtime, did they hijack HO’s campaign ?

Basket of deplorables after your childrens.


Just keep poking that thin orange skin, Madame President… Brava…


“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it,” she said. “And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up … he tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”
Hey Kellyanne why don’t you address the part where she said “To just be grossly generalistic…?”
Have your English comprehension skills dipped so low since selling your soul to the Trump campaign?


Or Drumpfster…




I respectfully, but totally, disagree with your concern. Hillary said exactly what everyone knows and what most of her supporters have been waiting for her - and others! - to actually say out loud. I look forward to a week of argument over whether it’s half of Trump’s voters who are racists or only 40%.

I only hope that Hillary doesn’t back down. There are plenty of examples she can give to back up her observation, including comments by prominent Republicans. Trump has now gotten the official support of White Nationist groups. Let’s have a week of reading outloud what those Trump supporters are saying.


Nah, landfills are useful.

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Where is the love for all of the hard working racists out there?