President Trump celebrated the second anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s famous remarks calling his supporters a “basket of deplorables” this morning with a tweet.
He tweeted simply, “Happy Anniversary!” captioning a video of the former Democratic presidential nominee speaking at a fundraiser in New York City, saying half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables” characterized by “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” views.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018
The video, which has been edited to play circus clown music as Clinton speaks, then cuts to the president at an event declaring, “We’re all proud deplorables.”
Clinton took a lot of heat for her remarks at the time, and apologized for the statement later.
She also said the other half of Trump’s supporters “feel that the government has let them down” and are “desperate for change.”
“Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well,” she said.
Trump’s campaign criticized her comments.
“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,” Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Trump’s campaign, said in a statement at the time.
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