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    Clinton Apologizes for “Deplorables” Remark

    Don’t dis the voters. The Clinton campaign’s in damage-control mode, trying to walk back the candidate’s Friday assertion at an LGBT event that “half of Trump supporters,” ranging from “sexist” to “xenophobic,” belong in “a basket of deplorables.” Clinton expressed regret, saying she was “grossly generalistic, and that’s never a good idea.” Trump tweeted that Clinton was “SO INSULTING” to his “amazing, hard-working” supporters and the gaffe’s been likened to Mitt Romney’s ruinous 2012 utterance that 47 percent of Americans craved government handouts. Clinton nonetheless maintains polling leads, but her supporters’ enthusiasm is waning.

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