Those in the “deplorable” nation are getting a boost from an unlikely public figure – a Democrat supporting Hillary Clinton, even as she calls Republican Donald Trump supporters “a bunch of racists.”
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, said comments from Hillary Clinton are the worst, attacking a voting base that is at the heart of America. The congresswoman added in her own back-handed insult in a recorded interview
The Clinton criticism came during a video, and she didn’t pull any punches.
See the video here:
As The Daily Caller reported:
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said during a Monday interview that Hillary Clinton’s line about Donald Trump’s deplorable supporters was the worst thing she’s “ever heard in politics.”
The Washington, DC Democrat was answering a question from Jonathan Allen on the Bill Press Show about Sunday’s presidential debate.
[Editor’s Note: Holmes Norton is a non-voting delegate in Congress, not a congresswoman]
The Clinton comments in question are from an earlier campaign speech:
You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.
Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.
Holmes was questioned on Clinton’s comments.
“Have you thought about Secretary Clinton yesterday, and whether the things she said were able to bridge that divide between the base rallies she goes to and the American public, the general public that was watching?” Allen asked Holmes Norton.
“Well, she had some work to do too,” the Congresswoman responded. “About half of somebody’s supporters being deplorables was maybe the worst line I’ve ever heard in politics.”
“You never — even when you’re running against a bunch of racists, you never take off against the voters. It was a politics 101 foible,” she added.
Democrats just can’t back off their own lies and attacks against Americans.
The DC delegate stated correctly that what Clinton said about Trump supporters was wrong and never should have been uttered. The comment shows Clinton’s true feelings toward the hard-working people of America.
Ironically, Holmes just couldn’t keep her Democratic mouth shut, and stuck those same American voters in the back, labeling them as racists.
Democrats are a cavalcade of politics 101 foibles and the American people should take note how Democrats only think of voters as a means to an abusive ideological end.