It’s been zero days since Donald Trump has gone without mentioning Hillary Clinton or President Barack Obama. At this point, negativity is all he has other than false claims of success that the numbers and facts do not bear out.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018
Trump can only wish that he would ever be as popular or as successful in the White House as President Obama. The current president spent eight years binge-watching Fox News and chatting with deplorables willing to buy into his racist birther claims, but he’s found since he took residence in D.C. that he has some giant shoes to fill. Since it’s not possible for him to do so, he lies to those same deplorables who feed their hatred with his rhetoric and convinces them that he’s doing a better job, particularly on the economy.
Trump also went after Clinton for her two-year-old “deplorable” comment, which Trump’s supporters have worn as a badge of honor. To put the comment in its proper context, what Clinton said was this:
‘You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.’
Trump voters have embraced this branding of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia. They’re proud of it.
Twitter wasn’t impressed by Trump’s attacks. See some of their comments below: