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Video: Trump Strongly Defended Romney on His Disgusting, False “47%” Comments


In stark contrast, Hillary Clinton is absolutely correct – according to voluminous polling, videos and other evidence – that a significant percentage of Trump supporters hold attitudes (e.g., racist, misogynistic, pro-Putin, crazy conspiracy theories, “Alt Right,” anti-Semitic, pro-torture, authoritarian) that are, to put it mildly, “deplorable.”

  • Statement from Hillary Clinton

    “Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong. 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. It’s deplorable that he’s attacked a federal judge for his ‘Mexican heritage,’ bullied a Gold Star family because of their Muslim faith, and promoted the lie that our first black president is not a true American. So I won’t stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign. I also meant what I said last night about empathy, and the very real challenges we face as a country where so many people have been left out and left behind. As I said, many of Trump’s supporters are hard-working Americans who just don’t feel like the economy or our political system are working for them. 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.’”

  • Robert Reich: “Romney was clearly wrong, or at least misleading. He was including everyone on Social Security and Medicare. Hillary Clinton isn’t clearly wrong. I think it’s a fair guess that at least half of Trump’s supporters fit into the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamaphobic categories.”

  • True Blue

    The Good Men Project shows examples of deplorable behavior at Trump rallies:

    Peter Daou of Blue Nation Review shares video showing despicable talk.

    Jared Yates Sexton’s tweets from August 18th are at the first rally since Trump’s staff shakeup which put Stephen Bannon of Breitbart in charge. “Sexton’s powerful reporting should give pause to anyone who thinks Trump’s campaign is simply another exercise in conservative Republican politics.” Mark Greene

    New York Times video by Erica Berenstein, Nick Corosaniti, and Ashley Parker confirms the poisonous rhetoric.


    Also, Katy Tur has experienced much of this as well during her coverage. She spoke openly about this with Joy Reid in response to a Trump surrogate’s denial. She had to be escorted to her car by police months ago because Trump called her out.

    • But, but, but….”BOTH SIDES!” the media screams. Ugh.