Donald Trump responds to Hillary Clinton calling half of his supporters a "basket of deplorables" at a fundraiser. Trump said Clinton spoke with "hatred" for the people who make this country run. The Republican nominee for president said Clinton "came out of hiding" and revealed her "true self," viewing people as subjects to her own rule. Trump also called on Clinton to apologize.
"That was her true thoughts," he said. "She revealed herself to be a person who looks down on the proud citizens of our country as subjects for her rule."
"You can not lead this nation if you have such a low opinion of its citizens," Trump said Monday in Baltimore. "If she doesn't retract her comments in full I don't know how she can campaign further."
"I was deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful amazing who are supporting our campaign by the millions," Trump said of Clinton's remark. "Our support comes from every part of America and every walk of life. We have the support of cops, soldiers, carpenters, welders, the young and the old and millions of working class families who just want a better future and a good job. These were the people Hillary Clinton so viciously demonized. These were among the countless Americans Hillary Clinton called deplorable, irredeemable and un-American.
"Nobody has heard anything like this," Trump said at the National Guard Association Conference. "She called these patriotic men and women every vile name in the book. She called them racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamaphobic. She called half of our supporters a 'basket of deplorables' in both the speech and an interview."
"She divides people into baskets as though they were objects, not human beings," Trump said.
"Hillary Clinton made these comments at one of her high dollar fund-raisers on Wall Street," Trump said. "She and her wealthy donors all had a good laugh. You heard them. They were all laughing. Good solid laugh. They were laughing at the very people who paved the roads, and these are the roads that she with all of her security drive on. Paint the buildings she speaks in and importantly all of the other functions."
"Hillary Clinton spoke with hatred and derision for the people who make this country run. She spoke with contempt to the people who follow the rules, pay their taxes and scratch out a living for their family. A hard-earned living, too," Trump said.
"While Hillary Clinton lives a sequestered life behind gates and walls and guards she mocks and demeans hard-working Americans who only want their own families to enjoy a fraction of the security enjoyed by our politicians," he said. "After months of hiding from the press, Hillary Clinton has revealed her true thoughts. That was her true thoughts. She revealed herself to be a person who looks down on the proud citizens of our country as subjects for her rule. She viewed it as hers. Her comments displayed the same sense of arrogance and entitlement that led to violation of federal law as secretary of state."
Trump elaborates further on the 'deplorables' comment: