Why No ONE Should Support Hillary's 'Basket Of Deplorables' Comment

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When they go low, you go HIGH, Hillary!

Hillary Clinton had a pretty tough weekend. 

Not only did she get diagnosed with pneumonia — and subsequently railed by the right for it ... to which I respond with this ... 

... she also kind of stepped in the proverbial "it" during a campaign speech Friday night, on the heels of the 15th anniversary of 9/11

While Clinton spoke of the ever-controversial Donald Trump, she said that “half” his followers belong in a “basket of deplorables.”  Watch the cringe-worthy moment here:

“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, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”

Obviously, it was an instant trending topic on Twitter, and Trump didn’t waste too much time to attack her wording.


#ImWithHer ... BUT, that was a misstep. Donald Trump is the one to call names, incite division, and fumble during speeches; Clinton has always been one step above, avoiding any bullying or divisive behavior.

I was disappointed, and I know I’m not the only one. My social media was flooded with both sides arguing and defending her comments.



On Saturday afternoon, she did apologize, saying, “"Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' — that was wrong," Clinton also said she will continue to call out the bigotry so often associated with Trump’s campaign. 

Back in July, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention about what we should expect from our political leaders. And she's brilliant of course. Just listen:

“How we insist that this hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is: when they go low, we go high.”

I think we can all agree, regardless of which “side” we’re on, that Michelle Obama has the grace and dignity a leader should display.

And her motto is one we should ALL live by.

Hillary Clinton should never go low; it doesn’t look good on her. Heck, it doesn't look good on ANYONE.

Before this race turns into an elementary school playground fight, Hillary Clinton should remember to take the high road and keep her baskets to herself!


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