[Discussion] Pod Save America - "Smartass" (3/28/18)

I think you might have been reading too much propaganda if that’s what you think happened.

Let’s just say nothing you said is correct. She did not call all of white working class deplorables. Her quote is:

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. (Laughter/applause) Right? (Laughter/applause) They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic — Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully, they are not America.

So, she called half of Trump voters deplorables. So, even if all of white working class voted for Trump, which it didn’t, you’d still be wrong. Not to mention, she caveat the whole thing by saying it’s a gross generalization.

Lastly, I agree with what she said, we can debate the percentage, which isn’t the point anyway, but there’s a huge portion of trump base who are racists, xenophobes and homophobes.

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