Clinton: Half of Trump Supporters Are 'Basket of Deplorables'

Clinton: Half of Trump Supporters Are 'Basket of Deplorables'

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Hillary Clinton urged supporters late Friday not to be complacent about Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election, saying half of his backers were “desperate for change” but the other half belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”

Appearing at an LGBT gala fundraiser where Barbra Streisand performed, Clinton said many of the GOP candidate’s voters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

Her comments drew an immediate reaction from Trump’s campaign, which said Clinton “revealed just how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America.”




Image: Hillary Clinton, Laverne Cox

Hillary Clinton was welcomed to the stage by Laverne Cox at an LGBT fundraiser at the Cipriani Club in New York Friday.