Republicans jump on Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ remark

September 10, 2016 5:21 PM

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Hillary Clinton’s claim at a fundraiser that half of Donald Trump’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables” prompted a swift and negative reaction from Republicans Saturday, including denunciations and calls for her to apologize.

The comments echoed an accusation that Clinton has levied previously — that Trump appeals to and amplifies racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic viewpoints. But Clinton triggered a fresh controversy by claiming that “half” of Trump’s supporters fit that description.

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