Hillary Clinton on Saturday issued a statement saying that she regrets saying that half of Donald Trump's supporters are in what she called a "basket of deplorables."Yea, "half" is too specific of a word. Had she used "large portions of" instead, she'd be more solidly correct.
"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that's never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ -- that was wrong," Clinton said in a Saturday afternoon statement.
But Clinton would not fully back down from the comments she made at a Friday night fundraiser.
Because large portions of Trump's supporters do hold deplorable positions.
From Thinkprogress, we find this PPP poll that shows some stunningly deplorable data:
- 65% of Trump supporters incorrectly believe that President Obama is a Muslim
- 59% are
truthers(Correction: this should read "Birthers")
It's only pneumonia - it's not brain damage.