Donald Trump is demanding that Hillary Clinton apologize for the remarks she made on Friday while speaking at the LGBT for Hillary Gala in New York City. Most of us know she was spot on, however, she was probably stingy when she said only “half” of Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables.”
Hillary said that Trump’s supporters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic.” Trump said the remarks showed “her true contempt for everyday Americans.” Hillary’s not wrong, though.
We think the reverse is true. Time after time, we’ve witnessed Donald’s supporters caught on camera during the most unsavory moments, exhibiting their deplorable side.
Monday evening at Donald’s Asheville, North Carolina rally, one of the GOP presidential nominee’s supporters grabbed a protester by the neck, then punched him.
A Trump supporter just grabbed a protester by the neck then punched him. Protester escorted out, man stayed.
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) September 12, 2016
Then the deplorable Trump supporter tried to slap a female protester.
Wow, Guy in crowd just hits male protester in the face, tries to slap female protester at Trump rally
— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) September 12, 2016
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) September 12, 2016
Here’s the video of the man slapping protesters around as they are being escorted out.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 12, 2016
By the way, that is called assault, but the Deplorable One’s supporter was not asked to leave the premises.
We call them deplorable now because the word fits. Donald’s rallies have been widely reported, many with violent outbursts. Donald calls them ‘hard working Americans’ but we’re waiting for the Republican candidate to denounce his deplorable supporters. For example, there’s David Duke and every white supremacist group across the board, including the Ku Klux Klan.
Donald said of Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorable’ comments, “I was thus deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign by the millions.”
Maybe the good people Donald spoke of stayed home during all of his rallies. He couldn’t possibly mean the ragey-screamy guys who smack people around simply because they feel emboldened by his non-politically correct rhetoric. When Republicans campaign on not being “PC,” it’s just an excuse to be a dick. That, in turn, is a focus for their supporters. Smack people around and don’t be PC. To conservatives, being ‘PC’ is the worst thing that’s happened to this country. Again, we see that the opposite to be true. Being rude, violent, racist and xenophobic, is not something a person should brag about. But Donald’s supporters are so proud of it. Go figure.
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