Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the
chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary
Clinton gave New York's social liberals what they came to hear.
"You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of
deplorables. Right?" smirked Clinton to cheers and laughter. "The
racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it." They
are "irredeemable," but they are "not America."
This was no verbal slip. Clinton had invited the press in to cover the
LGBT gala at Cipriani Wall Street where the cheap seats went for $1,200.
And she had tried out her new lines earlier on Israeli TV:
"You can take Trump supporters and put them in two baskets." First there
are "the deplorables, the racists, and the haters, and the people who
... think somehow he's going to restore an America that no longer
exists. So, just eliminate them from your thinking..."
And who might be in the other basket backing Donald Trump?
They are people, said Clinton, "who feel that the government has let
them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them. ...
These are people we have to understand and empathize with."
In short, Trump's support consists of one-half xenophobes, bigots and racists, and one-half losers we should pity.
And she is running on the slogan "Stronger Together."