Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), defends Hillary Clinton saying that half of Donald Trump supporters belong in the basket of deplorables, saying that since Donald Trump himself is 'deplorable,' he naturally attracts other 'deplorables.'
"Deplorable individuals, it's only reasonable to believe, will attract other deplorable people," he said. "David Duke is deplorable."
"Some Americans, unfortunately, are deplorable."
"There's nothing wrong with telling the truth if you see something that's deplorable. Dr. King once said if there's a good people are silent about deplorable acts of others, then you can fit in that category also," he also said.
REP. GREGORY MEEKS: You know what, common sense tells you because Donald Trump himself, from what was indicated on those commercials and what you heard from his mouth all along, he is deplorable.
And deplorable individuals, it's only reasonable to believe, will attract other deplorable people.
When you think about Donald Trump, for example what he said about Megyn Kelly, bleeding out of her eyes, that's deplorable. When you think about what he said about the Mexican-American judge who said he couldn't do his job simply because he was Mexican, that's deplorable.
When you think about the fact he said he was going to pay the legal fees of one of his supporters to attack someone at his rally, that's deplorable.
I could go on and on about the things Donald Trump has said or done is deplorable. So that indicates that Donald Trump himself is deplorable. And it only is rational to believe that deplorables are attracted to deplorables...
Well, you know what, some Americans unfortunately are deplorable.
I would say David Duke is deplorable.
Mr. Pence said he would not put him in that category as being deplorable.
There are some Americans, by their actions and what they do -- ...
The fact of the matter is, is David Duke deplorable? The answer is yes. Should be yes for anyone right out their mouth.
Not to say as Donald Trump attempted to do during the primary. He claimed he didn't even know who David Duke was. Why? He wanted his support to help win the primary. So that is a deplorable act. So there's nothing wrong with telling the truth if you see something that's deplorable. Dr. King once said if there's a good people are silent about deplorable acts of others, then you can fit in that category also.
What [Hillary Clinton] said was appropriate, because not all of Donald Trump's supporters are deplorable, but there are some.