Clinton regrets 'deplorables' comment, bashes Trump for 'hateful, divisive campaign'
Hillary Clinton reiterated her regret for referring to half of Donald Trump's supporters as "deplorables."
The Democratic nominee for president was asked during Sunday's general election debate about her comment to a crowd of donors that some of Trump's supporter's were "deplorables" motivated by "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic" feelings.
"Well, within hours I said I was sorry I said that because my argument is not with his supporters, it's with him and the hateful, divisive campaign he has run and insighting at rallies and he very brutal kinds of comments about not just women but all kinds of Americans," Clinton said. "And what he has said about African-Americans and Latinos, about Muslims, about POWs, about immigrants, about people with disabilities, he's never apologized for."
Earlier in September, shortly after Clinton's comments surfaced into the public light, Clinton said she "was wrong" and she regretted the comment. During Sunday's debate she quickly pointed to the Democratic primary and the tone of that primary between her and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"We ran a campaign based on issues, not insults, and he is supporting me 100 percent because we talked about what we wanted to do," Clinton said.