I hope to God that Hillary doesn't apologize for the "basket of deplorables"
remark. She should fasten onto it the way a dog fastens onto a bone. Keep working it. Don't let go.
Those words are not an insult. We have data
59 percent of Trump voters think Obama is a Muslim, and only 13 percent believe him to be a Christian. That statistic alone allows Hillary to say that her "half" remark was overly gracious.
Even though Trump has made pro-gay statements, 31 percent of his supporters in South Carolina want gays barred
from entering the United States.
87 percent of Trump supporters favor a ban on Muslims
entering the United States.
Only half want to see the minimum wage raised.
Overall, Trump supporters tend to dislike people of color and other minorities
. If the polls represented in the graph below are accurate, 40% of Trump supporters bear animosity toward black people, 45% dislike Hispanics, more than half dislike gays, 60 percent dislike feminists, and some 72 percent dislike all Muslims.
The phrase "about half" seems right enough, though perhaps it is a bit generous. They really are deplorable.