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General News    H3'ed 9/10/16

Did Hillary Clinton just make her own "47 percent" gaffe?

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Hillary Clinton said Friday night in New York that half of Donald Trump's supporters are racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and/or Islamophobic. At an 'LGBT for Hillary' fundraiser, where Barbra Streisand performed, Clinton expanded on previous comments about many Trump supporters falling into a 'basket of deplorables' that includes the groups listed above. The difference this time was that she put a number on it. And it wasn't a small number. 'You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables.' Right?” Clinton said, “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.'

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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