The rhetorical scuffle comes as the candidates head into the final two months of the campaign, with Trump trying to make up ground on Clinton before the November 8 election.
On Sunday the candidates were expected to put their campaigns on pause as they marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks by attending the official commemoration in NY at the World Trade Center site.
His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, is also attending.
It’s not clear whether the two will cross paths at the World Trade Center site and neither candidate is expected to make public remarks.
“Isn’t it disgraceful that Hillary Clinton makes the worst mistake of the political season and instead of owning up to this grotesque attack on American voters, she tries to turn it around with a pathetic rehash of the words and insults used in her failing campaign?” he said.
“For the first time in a long while, her true feelings came out, showing bigotry and hatred for millions of Americans”, he added in a statement, calling Clinton “unfit” to be president.
Less than 24 hours after she made the comments at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said in a statement that “last night I was “grossly generalistic” and that’s never a good idea”.
Democratic strategist Lis Smith said Clinton should clarify her “tone deaf, momentary gaffe”.
After the despicable comment offered up by Hillary, it’s a safe bet to say they are landing in Trump’s arena today.
Trump spoke Saturday in St. Louis before the funeral for conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly but did not address Clinton’s.
Mike Pence, the governor of IN and Trump’s running mate, added: “Hillary Clinton’s low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced IN the strongest possible terms”.
Hillary Clinton has said she regrets calling half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables”. In light of the outrage, Clinton apologized: “I regret saying ‘half.’ That was wrong”.
“Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of incredible, hard-working people”. She also said that these Trump supporters are irredeemable.
The Republican presidential nominee earned a standing ovation before and after his brief remarks.
“It’s phony strength to not know what you’re talking about, and to make outrageous statements that will actually make our job harder, no matter how in the moment it sounds”, Clinton told CNN in an interview aired Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks on NY and Washington. She then pivoted and tried to characterize the other half of Trump’s supporters, putting them in “that other basket” and saying they need understanding and empathy. “But that we’ve got to make sure that here at home, we’re not opening doors to people who feel that somehow they want to be part of this global movement because Donald Trump has said it’s a war between us and them, and that’s pretty attractive to people”.
They were, she told the LGBT event, “racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it”.
Clinton earned criticism after she slammed Trump voters at a fundraiser saying, “To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables”.
Schlafly died Monday at age 92.
“Basket of Deplorables” quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter, with users venting their fury at Clinton.
He says she’s smeared many Americans and will pay a heavy political price.
She had been speaking at an LGBT event in NY on Friday when she made the apparent gaffe.
“I think we can all agree that if Donald Trump said something controversial about Clinton supporters, it wouldn’t have been in his top 10 list of offensive statements in day”, the advice reads, the Post reports.