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Trump Adviser: Clinton’s ‘Deplorables’ Worse Than ’47 Percent’

A senior adviser to Donald Trump suggested that Hillary Clinton’s “deplorable” comment was worse than Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment from the 2012 election.

The Hill reports:

At a Friday fundraiser, Clinton said half of Trump’s supporters fall into a category of a “basket of deplorables.”
“You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”

In 2012, Romney said at a fundraiser for his own campaign that 47 percent of voters wouldn’t back him because they are dependent on government — a comment that some believe ultimately sank his presidential bid.

Trump and his team are piling on the former secretary of State for her remarks, calling them “insulting” to millions of Americans.

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