Re­venge of the de­plorables

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Wil­liam Thomas

Af­ter Don­ald Trump’s stun­ning up­set of Hil­liary Clin­ton there have been nu­mer­ous ex­pla­na­tions/ex­cuses given by her sup­port­ers and the me­dia out­lets that en­dorsed her. While Mr. Trump cer­tainly made out­landish com­ments that were un­ac­cept­able and racist, Sec­re­tary Clin­ton is guilty of some­thing sim­i­lar. When she re­ferred to half of Mr. Trump’s sup­port­ers as a “bas­ket of de­plorables” and “ir­re­deemable,” she was guilty of a form of dis­crim­i­na­tion.

My bet is, those state­ments played a sig­nif­i­cant role in strength­en­ing the Trump sup­port­ers’ re­solve and push­ing some who were on the fence away from Ms. Clin­ton.

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