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NY Times Hits Clinton on 'Deplorables' Remark

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Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016 04:35 PM

The New York Times has criticized Hillary Clinton for telling wealthy supporters half of Donald Trump's supporters are "deplorables."

The newspaper's editorial board even compares the controversial remark to Mitt Romney's infamous crack about "47 percent" of Americans being dependent on government support, which helped sink his 2012 run for the White House.

"In wooing one group of voters — in reading some members of her elite audience, and reflecting their feelings back to them, and perhaps revealing her own — she had written off another one as "irredeemable," The Times wrote of Clinton in Wednesday's editions.

"This is what happens when candidates spend so much time in what F. Scott Fitzgerald called "the consoling proximity of millionaires."

As candidates have spent "more and more time cocooned with their wealthiest supporters," The Times wrote, they become "vulnerable to a particular kind of influence."

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Romney have all been guilty of it, according to the newspaper.

Last Friday, during a fundraiser in New York City, Clinton said: "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton told supporters.

"Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.

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