Hillary Clinton Says True Thing About Trump Supporters, Everybody Horrified Or Something
Oh good lordy, there was many Hillary Clinton news over the weekend! Besides that embarasssing little episode where Hillary publicly died of dysentery, there was also a thing where she spoke at a fundraiser and called "half" of Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables"! This was terrible because she said "half," when the real number is probably more like 95%. Just so we definitely know what we are talking about, here is her full statement, in context:
"I know there are only 60 days left to make our case -- and don't get complacent, don't see the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment and think, well, he's done this time. We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just 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, Islamophobic -- 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 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks -- they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America."
"But the other basket -- and I know this because I see friends from all over America here -- I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas -- as well as, you know, New York and California -- but 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. It doesn't really even matter where it comes from. They don't buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won't wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they're in a dead-end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well."
OMG THAT IS SO BAD, IT IS LIKE 47% OF MITT ROMNEY'S BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN ARE CLINGING TO GUNS AND BIBLES AT THE SAME TIME!
[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/605925/hillary-clinton-like-lol-pretty-sure-donald-trump-is-the-real-racist"></a>[/wonkbar]Anyway, it's totally fucking true. Hillary has been going hard against the ridiculous "alt-right" Trump is enabling, and has been speaking forcefully against he white supremacists and other kinds of bigots Trump has been building up and retweeting and making his fucking campaign chairs. Those people are fucking deplorable, and they all live together in a basket. Basket of deplorables. Got it.
Of course, wingnuts started crying and piss-poor media outlets like CNN spent the entire weekend analyzing Hillary's comment, so she had to issue a clarification. Here is her full statement, so offended wingnuts can get their feelings hurted more worser:
"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that's never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ -- that was wrong. But let's be clear, what's really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values. It's deplorable that Trump has built his campaign largely on prejudice and paranoia and given a national platform to hateful views and voices, including by retweeting fringe bigots with a few dozen followers and spreading their message to 11 million people. It's deplorable that he's attacked a federal judge for his ‘Mexican heritage,’ bullied a Gold Star family because of their Muslim faith, and promoted the lie that our first black president is not a true American. So I won't stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign. I also meant what I said last night about empathy, and the very real challenges we face as a country where so many people have been left out and left behind. As I said, many of Trump's supporters are hard-working Americans who just don’t feel like the economy or our political system are working for them. I'm determined to bring our country together and make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. Because we really are ‘stronger together.’ "
Shorter Hillary: "Sorry I said 'half' or whatever, but everything else about my earlier statement is fucking true. Do you need some Preparation H for your butthurt? I can pick you up some when I go get my pneumonia medicines!"
Now, we could scour the internet for racist wingnuts saying racist wingnutty things about this -- they're easy to find and they just prove Hillary's point. Jamelle Bouie actually looked into the numbers at Slate and found that, quelle surprise, saying "half" of Trump's supporters are all those things is pretty goshdarned accurate. For instance, 60% of Trump's supporters believe, incorrectly, that Barack Obama is a Muslim. All of them live inside the basket of deplorables.
Bouie also made his argument on "Face The Nation." He got emails, from the basket of deplorables:
WAAAAAAAAAH, the mean emails lady hurted their feelings, WAAAAAAAAAAAH Jamelle Bouie is black and doesn't give the basket of deplorables the respect they think they deserve, WAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
Sorry, Trump supporters. Many of you -- probably "half" or so -- are an absolute fucking embarrassment to America, and you earned every bit of this.
Now fuck off and stop crying.