Marjorie Taylor Greene demands apology from Hillary Clinton for calling MAGA supporters 'deplorables'
WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON: Marjorie Taylor Greene is asking Hillary Clinton to apologize for calling MAGA supporters 'deplorables' when she went up against former President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
During the 2016 electoral campaign, Clinton spoke at a New York fundraiser and said, "You know, to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables.' Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up."
She had added, "But the other basket, the other basket, and I know because I see friends from all over America here. I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas, as well as you know New York and California. But that other basket of people who are people who feel that government has let them down,ed nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they are just desperate for change. It doesn't really even matter where it comes from. They don't buy everything he says but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won't wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroine, feel like they're in a dead-end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well."
In a video put up by lawyer Ron Philipkowski, Greene can be heard asking for an apology and saying, "Wasn't that a nasty thing for her to do? Basically, like we're some kind of sub-class." It is not known where or when she made the statement.
Marge Greene tonight demands an apology from Hillary Clinton for calling them “deplorables”: “Wasn’t that a nasty thing for her to do? Basically like we’re some kind of sub-class.” pic.twitter.com/2HIdBmZIlW— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 22, 2022
However, netizens slammed Greene for seeking an apology from Clinton.
One user wrote, "I'm not retweeting. But Hillary was right about everything and especially right about calling these folks deplorable". Another user wrote, "Hillary was spot-on in this case. Marge is queen of the scum-bag deplorables." One was of the opinion that Clinton was far too kind when she called them "deplorables". "I would've used a stronger and more descriptive word to describe these vile people."
Another criticized Greene and wrote, "You'll get an apology for being called "deplorables" when you start acting like you're not one!"
I'm not retweeting. But Hillary was right about everything and especially right about calling these folks deplorables— Jan Batten ✍️ 🇺🇦 🌻 (@janjan2892) November 22, 2022
Hillary was spot-on in this case. Marge is queen of the scum-bag deplorables.— Max Wahrheit (@Michael80472361) November 22, 2022
Hillary Clinton was far too kind when she called that lot "Deplorables". I would've used a stronger and more descriptive word to describe these vile people.— Historic Witness to Russian Aggression 😢💔🇺🇦 (@DramaticSkye) November 22, 2022
You'll get an apology for being called "deplorables" when you start acting like you're not one!— Dutch Holland (@dutchinforres) November 22, 2022