But she argued that the word “deplorable” was reasonable to describe much of Trump’s campaign.
She continued by characterizing half of Trump’s supporters as “irredeemable” and “not America”, adding, “And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up”.
During a spirted speech focused on the LGBT community, Clinton also made a joke that referenced conversion therapy, type of counseling created to urge gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender children to change their sexual orientation.
“Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans”, said Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, in a statement Friday night.
Let’s also note that the formulation used by Clinton at the Friday fundraiser isn’t new.
Trump has embraced voter-identification laws that courts have said discriminate against minorities, and has suggested the election would be “rigged”.
Attempting to walk back the attack, she stressed in the statement that not all of Mr. Trump’s supporters belonged in the same basket.
Merrill argued that “alt-right” leaders are supporting Trump and “their supporters appear to make up half his crowd when you observe the tone of his events”.
“Nick, it’s simply untrue”. “It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from. Or better: have Hillary apologize”, Conway said.
Trump concluded his brief remarks speaking to Schlafly, saying, “we will never, ever let you down”.
Clinton surrogates have emphasized that Clinton was talking about Trump’s supporters – people who attend his rallies – and not Trump voters, a larger group, in the eyes of the campaign, that includes more moderate Republicans.
Clinton called the North Korea test “outrageous and unacceptable”, saying she supports imposing additional USA and United Nations sanctions.
In the same poll, 16 percent of Trump supporters admitted they believed that “whites are a superior race”, while an additional 14 percent said they were “not sure”.
Even as she’s hurled criticism after criticism at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has avoided slamming his fans.
But the moment recalled comments about voters – also at private fundraisers – that have tripped up presidential nominees in the past.
During the 2008 Democratic primary, then-Sen.
Donald Trump told mourners at a funeral service for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that she promoted the idea that the “little person” can beat “the rigged system”. Democrats defended Clinton: some said her math was accurate; others said she exaggerated to make an important point; still others said the flap was overblown.
And she said his campaign was built “on stoking mistrust and pitting American against American”.
Obama is expected to raise funds and engage in digital and media promotion for Clinton in Philadelphia and in NY on Tuesday. “And she wouldn’t be prosecuted”.
He quickly changed his tactics to try and play to Clinton’s supporters claiming he would respect them regardless of whether they vote for him or not.
Trump often veered from his prepared speech Friday, offering more provocative declarations of his platform and regularly receiving extended cheers.
“They say I have the most loyal people. where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?
Right?” Clinton said, per The Post’s Abby Phillip. I think ultimately this will have to be answered.
Clinton is still favoured to win 17 states, including many with large, urban populations such as New York, New Jersey and California that heavily influence the outcome of the election. And just this week, The New York Times reported Putin’s biggest Ukrainian ally secretly set aside $12.7 million in cash payments for Manafort.