Mike Pence Delivers Powerful Rebuke to Hillary’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’

Mike Pence responding to Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables" comment at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., September 10, 2016Mike Pence responding to Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables" comment at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., September 10, 2016

Speaking at the Values Voter Summit ,on Saturday, Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate Mike Pence delivered a powerful rebuke to Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment made on Friday night at a glitzy New York fundraiser where the Democrat nominee ridiculed “half” of Trump’s supporters as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”

Pence, speaking in a serious, heartfelt demeanor, took great issue with Hillary Clinton’s smear of Trump supporters in the “deplorable” terms mentioned above, while also expressing anger that she described Trump voters as “irredeemable.”

“It’s extraordinary to think of it,” a disgusted Pence said, referring to Hillary’s smears. “She referred to those people as ‘irredeemable.’ Well, I will tell you right now. I campaign on a regular basis with Donald Trump. I campaign all across this country for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton’s low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms,” Pence stated.

“The truth of the matter is that the men and women who support Donald Trump’s campaign are hard-working Americans — farmers, coal miners, teachers, veterans, members of our law enforcement community — members of every class of this country who know that we can make America great again,” Pence said before making the following statement that produced loud applause and cheers:

“So let me just say from the bottom of my heart. Hillary, they are not a basket of anything. They are Americans and they deserve your respect!” 

Pence went on to compare Hillary’s comments to Barack Obama’s infamous comments from 2008 in which he disparaged conservative voters living in small towns as “clinging to their guns and religion,” while campaigning for his first election in Pennsylvania.

Pence then took the gloves off, slamming Hillary Clinton, declaring that no one with her failed record and “avalanche of dishonesty and corruptions” and “low opinion of the American people should ever be elected president of the United States.”

UPDATE: Hillary Walks Back One Word and It’s Not ‘Deplorable’

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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