Trump adviser: Clinton's 'deplorables' worse than '47 percent'
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A senior adviser to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny MORE on Saturday blasted Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Pipeline paralysis: The left’s latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation 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."


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.