Hillary Clinton insults millions of Americans and sparks massive national outrage
This one’s for Bob!
It has come to this.
Struggling to shake Donald Trump in the polls, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton turned her sights instead on her GOP rival’s supporters, who she accused of a litany of offenses against society during a rally Friday evening.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton told the crowd. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up.”
Not content with smearing just one half of Trump’s supporters, Clinton went after the other half, who she stopped just short of calling the “bitter clingers.”
“That other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change,” she said.
Right Hillary and that’s you who doesn’t care about our lives.
Social media exploded in outrage over Clinton’s barb, with #BasketOfDeplorables quickly becoming the top trending hashtag on Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of responses:
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) September 10, 2016
Hillary just confirmed what we already know. She HATES most of the people living in this country. #BasketOfDeplorables
— Ricky Vaughn (@Ricky_Vaughn99) September 10, 2016
@Ricky_Vaughn99 coming soon! Les Deplorables: the musical!
— Jim Noel (@NoelSurfArt) September 10, 2016
— Michelle4Trump2016 (@SheisfromBoston) September 10, 2016
1. There is a #basketofdeplorables for people who flout being above the law.
2. What real person speaks like this? https://t.co/oebdwULmWn
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) September 10, 2016
— Anthony (@HeartisticTruth) September 10, 2016
— Pat (@grammy620) September 10, 2016
— Lucis Nox (@LucisNox_) September 10, 2016
— Andy Grewal (@AndyGrewal) September 10, 2016
Between your husband attacking “coal people” in W. Virginia and Kentucky and you calling us names, Hillary, that’s a sure fire way to make people NOT want to vote for you. Are you nuts or what?
Bill’s remarks about us in Kentucky and W. Virginia:
Slimy Bill talks of how well Donald Trump has done in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky because “the coal people” don’t like any of us anymore. “They all voted for me,” Clinton says, as he gestures in an oddly feminine manner. “I won twice and they did well.”
But keep it up Hillary and Bill. I hope it sinks you in the election.