Donald Trump’s campaign manager is objecting to Hillary Clinton’s depiction of half of his supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”
Clinton was speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in New York City Friday night when she described those supporters as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic – you name it.” But she stressed that the rest of the Republican nominee’s supporters are people who feel let down by the government and the economy and are “just desperate for change,” and said those people need sympathy.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway quickly responded on Twitter, writing, “One day after promising to be aspirational & uplifting, Hillary insults millions of Americans.”
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill tweeted that Clinton was referring to “alt-right” voters who “appear to make up half his crowd.”
Barbra Streisand is putting her feelings about Donald Trump into song.
At an LGBT fundraiser Friday for Hillary Clinton, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” with lyrics about the Republican nominee.
“Is he that rich, maybe he’s poor, ’til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?” Streisand sang to an applauding crowd. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?”
Streisand continued: “And if by chance he gets to heaven, even up there, he’ll declare chapter 11. This sad, vulgar clown. You’re fired, you clown.”
Hillary Clinton is encouraging supporters at an LGBT fundraiser to “stage an intervention” if they have friends considering Donald Trump.
She says, “That may be one conversion therapy I’d endorse,” referring to a type of counseling designed to urge gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender children to change their sexual orientation. Clinton stressed during the New York City event Friday night that she wants to end the practice.
Clinton says, “Friends don’t let friends vote Trump.” She says that while some Trump’s supporters are “deplorables,” others are frustrated by hard times and merit sympathy.
She is pledging to “fight alongside the LGBT community,” and says Trump will not support them.
Friday’s fundraiser featured a performance from Barbra Streisand.
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