Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE retweeted an old post from President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level Politics must accept the reality of multiracial America and disavow racial backlash To empower parents, reinvent schools MORE to mock Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE's recent controversial comment in which she characterized half of the Republican presidential nominee's supporters as "deplorable."
"RT if you agree: We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes of nearly half the country," Obama tweeted in September 2012.
"You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, said Friday night at a fundraiser.
Obama's tweet was a response to Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "47 percent" gaffe, in which he said nearly half of Americans were so dependent on the government that they were likely to vote for Obama "no matter what."
RT if you agree: We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes off nearly half the country.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 18, 2012
In knock against Clinton, Donald Trump retweets one of Obama's responses to Romney's 47% comment. pic.twitter.com/dbDswlRJ8e— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 10, 2016
Trump's jab hasn't been the only comparison of Clinton's remark to Romney's, which is often attributed to the demise of his presidential bid.
Sarah Huckabee, a senior adviser to Trump, tweeted on Saturday that Clinton's "deplorables" comment was "disqualifying" and worse than the "47 percent" comment.
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