A senior adviser to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE on Saturday blasted Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE’s comments about his supporters, saying it is worse than Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remark during the 2012 race.
Sarah Huckabee, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, called the remarks "disqualifying."
Romney's 47% comment was bad. Hillary calling tens of millions of American men & women "deplorable" is inexcusable and disqualifying #MAGA— Sarah Huckabee (@SarahHuckabee) September 10, 2016
At a Friday fundraiser, Clinton said half of Trump’s supporters fall into a category of a “basket of deplorables.”
"You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City. "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up."
In 2012, Romney said at a fundraiser for his own campaign that 47 percent of voters wouldn’t back him because they are dependent on government — a comment that some believe ultimately sank his presidential bid.
Trump and his team are piling on the former secretary of State for her remarks, calling them "insulting" to millions of Americans.