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New Book: Hillary Was Stunned When ‘Deplorables’ Line Blew Up

Calling Donald Trump supporters “deplorable” always worked in the Hamptons, on Martha’s Vineyard, in Beverly Hills, and in Silicon Valley.

So Hillary Clinton was shocked when it blew up in her face a couple of months before the 2016 election.

A new book by New York Times reporter Amy Chock says Clinton eventually figured out that the line was a mistake.

Excerpts from the book, Chasing Hillary:  Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, include a quote from Clinton to her aides:  “I really messed up.”

At a fund raiser on September 9, 2016, Clinton famously said:  “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”

The Daily Beast reported excerpts from the book on Friday.

 

 

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