During an interview with CBS’ Jane Pauley, Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party, stood by her campaign comment that a significant portion of Donald Trump’s supporters are bigots who belong in a “basket of deplorables,” the Daily Caller reported.
“You can put half of Trump’s supporters in what I call a basket of deplorables,” she said at a Sept. 9, 2016, campaign event
During that interview, she dismissed the idea that her insult had an impact on the outcome of the election.
According to the Daily Caller:
Trump supporters and other conservatives jumped on the comment and used it to paint Clinton as an out-of-touch elitist.
“Why do you think that word ‘deplorable’ was circulating in your mind?” Pauley asked Clinton.
“I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner. I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable. I thought his behavior, as we saw on the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was deplorable. And there were a large number of people who didn’t care. It did not matter to them,” Clinton said.
“You fed into that though, when you said ‘basket of deplorables,’ you energized…,” Pauley began to respond.
A defiant Clinton cut in: “No, but they were already energized.”
“But you offended some people who didn’t personally feel deplorable at all,” Pauley said.
“I don’t buy that, I don’t buy that. I’m sorry I gave them a political gift of any kind, but I don’t think it was determinative,” Clinton responded.
“It was a gift,” Pauley said, nodding her head and smiling.
The interview kicked off a promotional tour to mark the release of her memoir “What Happened,” Mrs. Clinton’s account of her presidential campaign, the anguish of her loss and her recuperation. She is scheduled to make 15 stops across the country to discuss the book.
After losing to Mr. Trump, Mrs. Clinton cleaned her closets in a “frenzy,” she said in the interview. She consumed plenty of white wine. She even changed her breathing habits to calm herself.
“Alternate nostril breathing, which I highly recommend,” Mrs. Clinton said.
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