“A Basket of Deplorables”

Oh, this is good:

Hillary Clinton said Friday that “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters could be grouped in “the basket of deplorables” at a fundraising event in New York City.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables’. Right?” Clinton said to applause and laughter from the crowd of supporters at an LGBT for Hillary fundraiser where Barbra Streisand performed. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”

“And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up,” she added.

Clinton then noted, as she has several times in the past, that Trump has “given voice” to white supremacist and anti-Semitic voices on the Internet.

“He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric,” Clinton said. “Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”

Which is pretty damn accurate. I don’t think that all of Trump’s supporters are racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homphobic, but the racists, sexists, xenophobics and homophobics are certainly overwelmingly Trump supporters.

Trump then tweeted this:

I need to wrap my head around that tweet. He’s claiming that this will upset his supporters so much that they will not vote for Clinton. Dude, isn’t that what your supporters were going to do in the first place?