Hillary Clinton admitted on Sunday that referring to Donald Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables” during the 2016 presidential campaign may have handed the Trump team “a political gift.”
“I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner. I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable,” Clinton said about the situation during an interview that aired on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“I thought his behavior as we saw on the Access Hollywood tape was deplorable,” she continued. “And there were a large number of people who didn’t care. It did not matter to them. And he turned out to be a very effective reality TV star.”
“I’m sorry I gave him a political gift of any kind, but I don’t think that was determinative,” she said.