Clinton partially walks back ‘deplorables’ comment
Las Vegas Metro News.– Hillary Clinton partially walked back comments she made on Friday night, in which she described half of Donald Trump's supporters as "a basket of deplorables" who were driven by "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" sentiments.
"Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' -- that was wrong," the Democratic nominee said in a statement.
But she also doubled down on previous comments she has made about the Republican nominee's campaign apparatus and its embrace of "alt-right" supporters.
"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," the statement continued.
"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.'"
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