Though Hillary Clinton received heavy pushback from Republicans and the national media for disparaging “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters as “deplorables,” some journalists think she her comments were perfectly in line with reality.
During a fundraising event last weekend, the Democratic nominee said her opponent had welcomed “irredeemable” voters into the mainstream who are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”
She later walked back the comment, saying that quantifying it as “half” of Trump’s supporters was an overstatement.
JOURNALISTS GRAB HOLD OF “BASKET OF DEPLORABLES” COMMENT
Here are five mainstream journalists who think she was right:
1. The New York Times’ Charles Blow, Sept. 15: “[P]lease spare me your faux outrage about Hillary Clinton’s accurate comments that many of the people supporting Trump are deplorable.” Three days earlier, Blow wrote that “Donald Trump is a deplorable candidate — to put it charitably — and anyone who helps him advance his racial, religious and ethnic bigotry is part of that bigotry.”