Team Trump Responds to Hillary’s ‘Deplorables’ Flub: ‘She Ripped Off Her Mask’

Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are seen in this arranged photograph taken at the Ozawa Studios Inc. factory on June 14, 2016 in Saitama, Japan.
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The campaign for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacted quickly to Hillary Clinton’s remarks that half of Trump supporters were “a basket of deplorables” that were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people.

“Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans,” Senior Communications Advisor for the Trump campaign Jason Miller said in a statement.

“Tonight’s comments were more than another example of Clinton lying to the country about her emails, jeopardizing our national security, or even calling citizens ‘super-predators’ – this was Clinton, as a defender of Washington’s rigged system – telling the American public that she could care less about them,” he said.

He said it was “truly deplorable” that Clinton signaled contempt for Trump voters in front of her wealthy donors.

“Clinton revealed just how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America,” he concluded.

Full statement below:

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