Actually got a whole pile of Trump emails after very none yesterday.
We need your help.
We’re launching an ad to fight back against Hillary’s disgusting comments made at a closed-door fundraiser Friday night.
She called tens of millions of hard-working Americans “deplorable” people who don’t belong in her America.”
Oh I see…
“Who exactly was Hillary talking about when she made these despicable comments?
The coal miners she vows to put out of business, the veterans dying while waiting for treatment, the police officers concerned about rising crime, the American citizens worried about an uncontrolled border, the workers who haven’t seen a raise in years…
And what about the former and active duty military members who strongly support my father over Hillary? Are they “deplorable”?“
Thanks for asking me this question Eric. I think you raise some interesting points. Who exactly was Hillary talking about?
Here is what she said:
“You know, just to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The 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. Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable. But thankfully they are not America.”
So not generically coal-miners or soldiers or police officers and not even Trump supporters in general.
Trump’s support according to averages of polls is about 40% currently. Half of that is 20%, so Clinton was saying about one-fifth of the US has deplorable views on racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamaphobia. I don’t know if that figure is correct but it is notable that the characterisation does seem to apply to an IMPORTANT set of pro-Trump people. Specifically Donald Trump himself.
I think that is the kind of person she was talking about.
Hope that clarifies thinks for you.