Hillary Clinton’s comments at a star-studded fundraiser in New York City that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables” are getting slammed by the Trump campaign and its supporters as a sign of “how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America.”

The Plantain spoke to Lake Worth, Florida native and avowed Donald Trump supporter John Ray Morrissey to get his feelings on being referred to as a deplorable person by the Democratic presidential nominee. 

“It’s very offensive,” said John Ray, a retired sanitation worker and Vietnam veteran. “I know hundreds of people voting for Trump, and none are deplorable. They are all good, hard working white Americans who are upset about the downfall of American society at the hands of people who don’t respect traditional American values. Crooked Hillary’s comments prove she will just be another ‘Divider in Chief” like her Muslim pal Barack Hussain Obama.”

When asked whether he agreed with Donald Trump’s controversial plans to build a wall to prevent Mexican rapists from entering the country, ban Muslims from entering the country by imposing a religious test for new arrivals, killing the innocent family members of suspected terrorists, and labeling the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist group that advocates for the death of police officers, Mr. Morrissey agreed wholeheartedly. 

“America used to be a really great country. Now, look at us: Mexicans are taking our jobs and raping our women, Muslims are trying to kill us, and black people are getting real uppity again,” said Mr. Morrissey, wearing a T-Shirt featuring a Confederate flag and a large-mouth bass. “Everyone knows it’s true, but are too politically correct to say it. God bless Donald Trump for not being afraid to tell it like it is in order to “Make America Great Again.” 

On Saturday afternoon, still lesser-of-two-evils candidate Hillary Clinton walked back her controversial comments, saying that she should not have said “half” of the people supporting her opponent were “deplorable.” 

“My statement was a gross generalization,” said Secretary Clinton, noting that her campaign had not conducted a quantitative analysis of what percentage of Donald Trump’s supporters were in fact actually “deplorable”, rather than just “ignorant”. “I understand that there is a level of scienter required to truly be deplorable that many of Mr. Trump’s supporters may not possess or are capable of possessing.” 

The Plantain interviewed several Hillary Clinton supporters outside of her Wynwood headquarters and asked whether they felt the former Secretary of State’s comments would affect the outcome of the presidential race. “I just don’t see how she keeps messing this up,” the group said in unison, each frantically pacing in circles and chain-smoking American Spirit cigarettes. 

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