"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. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people -- now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks -- they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America."
It appears that people are horrified by this remark. But really, if you think about it, Trump polls at 44%. There were roughly 130 million voters in the 2012 election. When you break it down, thats only 57 million Trump supporters and if only half of them are "deplorable" then we are only talking 28 million people. Hardly the vast majority of Americans.
Shit people.....do the math. It is only 8.5% of Americans she is referring to. I think it is pretty easy to take a long, hard look around you at any given moment and determine that 8.5% of people are deplorable. In my home of six, 8.5% is half a person. There is never a moment when at least one whole person is not deplorable around here! I'm guessing the actual number of deplorables is much higher, but let's just go with it. However, it appears that other people are stunned to learn this and are unsure if this includes them or not, so I have channeled my best Jeff Foxworthy imitation and I am going to try to clarify for you......
You might be deplorable if you wear your extra white bedsheets as hoods on date night.
You might be deplorable if you think Vladimir Putin is an awesome leader and all around great guy.
You might be deplorable if you logged onto FoxNews.com to offer Malia Obama a birthday greeting that in any way mentioned Africa.
You might be deplorable if you believe that denying someone a wedding cake because you think they are "yucky" is a Biblical right guaranteed by the Constitution.
You might be deplorable if you think transgendered people want to use the women's bathroom to rape your daughters but don't care when white college athletes actually rape your daughters.
You might be deplorable if you don't care that unarmed black men and teens are being shot in the streets by cops, but you are pissed that Colin Kapernick does.
You might be deplorable if you spray yourself orange but want to build a wall to keep out people who are brown.
You might be deplorable if you claim to love the Constitution but want to shred the First Amendment.
You might be deplorable if you have ever said anything to or about Jewish people that involved screaming about ovens.
You might be deplorable if you think all 3 million Muslims in American should be "registered" because they scare you.
You might be deplorable if you think that not being able to use words like nigger, beaner, faggot and kike is just political correctness run amok, but using the word deplorable is off limits.
You might be deplorable if you think people are good, but white people are better.
You might be deplorable if you refer to women as bimbos and a "nice piece of ass" but think breast feeding is disgusting.
You might be deplorable if when someone factually disagrees with you, your response is to call them a laundry list of derogatory names and suggest they be shot, bombed or hanged.
You might be deplorable if you claim to support the troops of the United States and then berate prisoners of war and Gold Star families.
You might be deplorable if you mock disabled people or think it is funny when other people do.
You might be deplorable if the words sieg heil have ever crossed your lips.
You might be deplorable if you actually believe the biggest threat to your third marriage is gay people.
You might be deplorable if you love and support your LGBT friends and family but vote for anti-gay politicians who want to destroy them.
Really, I could go on all day here. So check yourself, I think the basket is getting pretty full.