Monday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Dana Bash and guest host Jake Tapper discussed the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton’s comment where she said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables,”Breitbart reported.
Tapper stated, “I don’t think there’s any story that demonstrates the divide between the people who report on politicians and the voters, than that story.”
He then went on to add that the media agreed with her statement and that their reaction was, “a lot of them are deplorable, a lot of them are racist.”
TAPPER: I don’t think there’s any story that demonstrates the divide between the people who report on politicians and the voters, than that story, because a lot of us, our reaction was, okay, she got the number right but a lot of them are deplorable, a lot of them are racist. And what a lot –which is where she landed it, she got the number wrong, not the fact they’re deplorable. And a lot of voters out there were like, ‘You are, you’re talking about my husband. Talking about my brother. You’re talking about where I might vote.’ And a woman who worked for the Clinton campaign, her entire job was to just talk to undecided voters in swing states the entire election. She published something in the ‘Boston Globe’ after the election saying that was the moment they all started moving away from Hillary Clinton. Fascinating moment…. Attacking the voters is bad idea. A general rule of thumb.
A video of the conversation can be seen below:
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