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KMOD

(7,906 posts)
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 08:46 PM Sep 2016

The Courage of Hillary Clinton Shines Through as She Stands By a Truth About Trump Supporters

Although Hillary Clinton is running against a man who casts himself as the ultimate alpha male hero, capable of striking down enemies with mere words, it is Hillary Clinton who brings the towering strength of courage to the stage.

Thus we find Clinton in the middle of a media storm for saying that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a basket of deplorables. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up,” Clinton told a crowd Friday.


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“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,” Clinton vowed.


http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/10/courage-hillary-clinton.html

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The Courage of Hillary Clinton Shines Through as She Stands By a Truth About Trump Supporters (Original Post) KMOD Sep 2016 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author MichiganVote Sep 2016 #1
And I for one am GLAD that she called them out! They are deplorable! LenaBaby61 Sep 2016 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author MichiganVote Sep 2016 #3
Uh... LenaBaby61 Sep 2016 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author MichiganVote Sep 2016 #6
She said she regrets saying "half" of Trump's supporters are deplorable... Purrfessor Sep 2016 #8
Well.... LenaBaby61 Sep 2016 #10
Um, wrong. KMOD Sep 2016 #4
K & R SunSeeker Sep 2016 #7
Telling the truth will cause trouble The Wizard Sep 2016 #9

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LenaBaby61

(6,937 posts)
2. And I for one am GLAD that she called them out! They are deplorable!
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 08:54 PM
Sep 2016

Well, Hillary NOW seems to be backtracking and is actually apologizing about the deplorable comment.

Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #2)

LenaBaby61

(6,937 posts)
5. Uh...
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 09:49 PM
Sep 2016

Thanks loads, but I don't need help in understanding anything.

I totally agree with her statement about tRump's supporters being deplorable, but I do hope that Hillary saying that she regrets saying that about his supporters is not turned around by the so-called "Liberal" media to make HER seem like the bad person in all of this. I wish she had said he was deplorable--KEEP the pressure on him.

The so-called "Liberal" media very seldom if EVER do Hillary Clinton many if ANY favors, and with all of the lies, hateful, racist rhetoric that comes out of tRumps nasty mouth is very seldom fact-checked, meanwhile up until this week Hillary's emails dominated press coverage of her even though the email issue is and has been a NON-issue for quite some time.

Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #5)

Purrfessor

(1,183 posts)
8. She said she regrets saying "half" of Trump's supporters are deplorable...
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:19 PM
Sep 2016

This can be read one of two ways. Either she meant less than half or more than half. I prefer the latter since I think it is more accurate.

Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” Clinton said in a statement.

LenaBaby61

(6,937 posts)
10. Well....
Sun Sep 11, 2016, 04:13 AM
Sep 2016
"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” Clinton said in a statement."

According to SOME, Hillary didn't even say the above quote that you posted

The Wizard

(12,439 posts)
9. Telling the truth will cause trouble
Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:48 PM
Sep 2016

It's been like that for a while in this country. The Yahoos get their megaphones and play victim. Pox News has them conditioned.

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