Voters don't like the basket of Deplorables comment.
At a fundraiser, she suggested that as many as half of GOP rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in what she labeled a "basket of deplorables" — that they were racist, sexist, Islamophobic and/or xenophobic. She later said she regretted saying the "half" part but stuck by the crux of her argument: that many Trump backers fit into these unpalatable categories.
The Washington Post-ABC News survey
asked people whether "it's fair or unfair to describe a large portion
of Trump's supporters as prejudiced against women and minorities." More
than twice as many registered voters said this approach was out of
bounds (65 percent) as said it was fair game (30 percent).
But to lump half of Trump voters together into a "basket of
deplorables" and attack voters who support Trump as a class was morally
wrong, factually inaccurate and politically stupid. It does not matter
whether she meant 50 percent of Trump supporters, or a lower percent. A
candidate should not be attacking voters who support her opponent,
except for the small number of white supremacists.
This deluge of
negative Clinton television ads — which I consider a basket of
deplorable television ads — has been continuing for many months. It is
not enough for a candidate to perpetually attack an opponent without
making a clear, compelling and persuasive case about why voters support
the candidate who launches the attack.
The biggest problem in Clinton's statement is that she said "half" of
Trump supporters are racists, xenophobes and otherwise bigots. Half
means equal or near-equal parts. There's no data to support such a
I wonder if she is talking about the Christian half who trust in GOD and not GOVERNMENT?