Trump congratulates 'Deplorables' on 2016 election anniversary
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President Trump congratulated his supporters on the Wednesday anniversary of his historic victory in the 2016 presidential election, calling them "deplorables" in a nod to his former Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE

"Congratulations to all of the 'DEPLORABLES' and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!" Trump tweeted, touting his Electoral College victory over Clinton, who won the election's popular vote.

Clinton said at a 2016 fundraiser gala that half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," whom she described as being "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic."

Trump supporters quickly adapted the moniker after Trump denounced her remarks as insulting to large swaths of the American people. 


The anniversary tweet came attached to a photo of the president with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump's 13-day trip through Asia, including White House communications director Hope Hicks, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.