Hillary Clinton regrets calling half of Donald Trump's supporters a 'basket of deplorables'

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters a 'basket of deplorables'
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Watch as Hillary Clinton describes half of Donald Trump's supporters as a 'basket of deplorables.'

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton says she regrets describing half of Donald Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables."

In a statement Saturday, Clinton said that, "many of Trump's supporters are hard-working Americans who just don't feel like the economy or our political system are working for them."

She said she was "grossly generalistic" in her remarks at the LGBT fundraiser in New York Friday and, she added, "that's never a good idea."

She said she regrets only half of her statement, emphasizing that it is "really deplorable" that Trump is affiliated with people from the right-winged "alt-right movement," and that "David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values."

Meanwhile, the head of the Republican National Committee is describing Clinton's description of Donald Trump supporters as "insulting."

In a statement Saturday, Reince Priebus said Clinton is showing "her outright contempt for ordinary people."

He added that millions of Americans support the Republican nominee because, "they are sick of corrupt career politicians like Hillary Clinton."

After Clinton made the comment Friday night, she pivoted and tried to characterize the other half of Trump's supporters, putting them in "that other basket" and saying they need understanding and empathy.