NEW YORK – At a fundraiser held Friday, Hillary Clinton said that half of rival Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorable” then collapsed Sunday at a 9-11 event.
In a statement released Saturday, Hillary Clinton attempted to explain her remark in which she said “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorable.”
“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.'”
On Sunday, WikiLeaks reported that “Hillary Clinton’s campaign after earlier stating ‘overheating’ led to (Sunday’s) collapse now states that she was diagnosed with ‘pneumonia’ on Friday.”
In an amateur video, WikiLeaks says “a close up of Hillary Clinton’s collapse shows her foot dragging and unresponsive suggesting lack of consciousness.”
A close up of Hillary Clinton's collapse shows her foot dragging and unresponsive suggesting lack of consciousness https://t.co/2RIsuDzB9X
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 11, 2016