Trump re-tweets Barack Obama to hit Hillary over ‘basket of deplorables’ insult – and it’s pretty brilliant

You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump, the man’s got moxie.

Of all people, Trump fell back on the words of President Barack Obama to hit back at Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who insulted millions of Americans Friday night when she said “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.”

Relying on his regular social media platform, Trump “re-tweeted” a 2012 post from Obama responding to opponent Mitt Romney’s remark about “47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … who pay no income tax.”

“We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes of nearly half the country,” Obama said at the time.

Trump added in a second tweet: “Hillary Clinton just had her 47% moment. What a terrible thing she said about so many great Americans!”

(Not that the “deplorables” didn’t fight back).

The “47 percent moment” was a consistent theme for the Trump campaign, with senior adviser Sarah Huckabee, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, posting a comment Saturday night saying Clinton’s slight was far worse.

Not that Clinton thinks so, given her, ahem, non-apology.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.


Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Latest Articles