Trump on ‘Deplorables’ Remark: Hillary Clinton Looks Down On Our Proud Citizens As Subjects For Her Rule
by Ian Schwartz at realclearpolitics:
“Donald Trump responds to Hillary Clinton calling half of his supporters a “basket of deplorables” at a fundraiser. Trump said Clinton spoke with “hatred” for the people who make this country run. The Republican nominee for president said Clinton “came out of hiding” and revealed her “true self,” viewing people as subjects to her own rule. Trump also called on Clinton to apologize.
“That was her true thoughts,” he said. “She revealed herself to be a person who looks down on the proud citizens of our country as subjects for her rule.”
“You can not lead this nation if you have such a low opinion of its citizens,” Trump said Monday in Baltimore. “If she doesn’t retract her comments in full I don’t know how she can campaign further.”
“I was deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful amazing who are supporting our campaign by the millions,” Trump said of Clinton’s remark. “Our support comes from every part of America and every walk of life. We have the support of cops, soldiers, carpenters, welders, the young and the old and millions of working class families who just want a better future and a good job. These were the people Hillary Clinton so viciously demonized. These were among the countless Americans Hillary Clinton called deplorable, irredeemable and un-American…..” Please click below for Trump’s response: