When Hilary Clinton stated that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are “deplorables” at a fundraiser, it created a huge storm in the media. The next day she apologized saying, “”Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong”. She went on to she was attempting to call out the “bigotry” in the Trump campaign.
Perhaps she was wrong; it is unlikely that half of all of Trump’s supporters were racist, sexist, homophobic and/or xenophobic, but certainly the vast majority of the racist, sexist, homophobic and/or xenophobic voters did support and vote for Trump. And they still support him, he still their guy. However, she should have more accurately stated that Donald Trump is a deplorable, and that hasn’t changed either.
My personal definition of a “deplorable” is a President who will not call out and condemn the beliefs and actions of the KKK, neo-Nazi, alt-right militias, and other white supremacist and hate groups marching on the campus of the University of Virginal because he doesn’t want to hurt the feeling of some of his best supporters.
When David Duke is interviewed on national TV and says, “We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump” and Donald Trump does not repudiate those remarks in no uncertain term, he puts himself in the same category as Duke. Trump is unquestionably a deplorable and any true Republican should be ashamed to admit he represents the party of Lincoln.