CNN: Clinton expresses regret for saying 'half' of Trump supporters are 'deplorables'
ew York (CNN)Hillary Clinton expressed "regret" Saturday for comments in which she said "half" of Donald Trump's supporters are "deplorables," meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.
"Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' -- that was wrong," Clinton said in a statement in which she also vowed to call out "bigotry" in Trump's campaign.
The Democratic presidential nominee sparked an uproar late Friday when she described Trump's supporters at a fundraiser.
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Update #1: Clinton says she regrets calling Trump supporters 'deplorables' (FOX News).
Update #2: Clinton says she regrets labeling ‘half’ of Trump supporters ‘deplorable’ (Washington Post)
WNU editor: Regrets .... but no apology. In the meantime her supporters are working overtime .... Why Clinton isn’t sweating ‘deplorables’ (Politico). More here .... Why Clinton expressed regret (CNN). What's my take .... the election is 7 weeks away .... it is only going to get more intense.