Hillary Clinton's campaign is stiffening up its response to backlash from her "basket of deplorables comment," criticizing Trump's defense of some of his extreme supporters.Hillary doubles down.
“It’s no surprise that Donald Trump is defending his most offensive views and extremist allies," campaign chair John Podesta said in a statement. "This is the man who hired Steve Bannon, a promoter of the racist ‘alt-right’ movement, to be his campaign CEO, and has inspired white supremacists and conspiracy theorists like David Duke and Alex Jones. So it’s no wonder Trump is standing up for them yet again. This is without a doubt deplorable — but this is who he is."
Trump earlier in the day tweeted: "While Hillary said horrible things about my supporters, and while many of her supporters will never vote for me, I still respect them all!"
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The Hill reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 4:20 AM