Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton described those who support Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables,” and from the reaction by Trump and his surrogates, you would have thought she’d threatened Trump’s life, which, as I recall, Trump has done with remarks he’s made about Clinton. But I digress.
Clinton has since commented that she should not have spoken is such broad terms, adding:
“I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.”
Yesterday on CNN Headline News, longtime Trump surrogate and always hysterical idiot Scottie Nell Hughes was debating Democratic strategist Krystal Ball when Ball remarked:
“To be honest with you, the truth hurts. I don’t know that it’s half of Trump supporters, but you can’t deny the fact that you’ve got the David Dukes of the world in his camp backing him strongly. You can’t deny the fact that if you go on white nationalist website Stormfront, they love their glorious leader Donald Trump. You can’t deny that when you go to his rallies you hear the N-word thrown around casually and Hillary Clinton referred to as the B-word.
“I think it’s frankly important to point out the kind of company you’re keeping if you’re going to back somebody like Donald Trump.”
Even though she had already been destroyed by pre-emptive truth bomb, Hughes attempted to retort by whining:
“I don’t agree with what Krystal said about those different groups, I think that it once again is just Hillary Clinton trying to divide. She doesn’t want to unify. And she put a number to it, it’s not like she just said just a small percentage, she said half. That’s a quarter of the American population, considering they’re almost tied in polls right now.
“And let’s just say something happens and she gets elected, she’s supposed to represent, and to say that one-quarter of the American population is those things? That is wrong.”
Ball then asked the obvious question based on what Hughes had just said:
“What number would you put to it? Because you can’t deny that this is real.”
Hughes copped an attitude and told Ball:
“It’s my turn. Would you like me to sit there and say that Hillary Clinton is accountable for cop killings? Or for communism or anarchism or all of the crazy fringes that exist on the left right now?
“There might be a small fringe that have those horrible things that we denounce, all that Mr. Trump has denounced.”
A small fringe? Apparently Ms. Hughes has never been to a Donald Trump rally.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org