Hillary Clinton, in true Clinton fashion, apologized for only one word of her “basket of deplorables” accusation.
Let’s be honest, it wasn’t even an apology. It was merely a “regret.”
“I won’t stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.” —Hillary pic.twitter.com/C3Z7GybJ53
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 10, 2016
“Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea,” she said in a statement. “I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.
“Many of Trump’s supporters are hard-working Americans who just don’t feel like the economy or our political system are working for them.”
She went on to “remind” everyone that she has empathy for the other half of the basket of Trump supporters but won’t stop “calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.”
Trump and his team were busy all day Saturday firing back at Clinton.
“While Hillary said horrible things about my supporters, and while many of her supporters will never vote for me, I still respect them all!” Trump said on Twitter.
Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. I think it will cost her at the Polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2016
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 10, 2016
Hillary shows contempt for people in her “basket”. I think she blew a gasket. Her campaign headed for a casket.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 10, 2016
At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Mike Pence condemned Clinton:
“The truth of the matter is that the men and women who support Donald Trump’s campaign are hard-working Americans, farmers, coal miners, teachers, veterans, members of our law enforcement community, members of every class of this country, who know that we can make America great again,” Pence said.
“Let me just say, from the bottom of my heart, Hillary, they are not a basket of anything,” Pence continued. “They are Americans and they deserve your respect.”
The American public had some choice words for Clinton throughtout the day: Dear Hillary: Hi, it’s me . . . one of the ‘deplorables.’ Just wanted to let you know . . .
— Bikers 4 Trump (@Bikers4Trump) September 10, 2016
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