A Pseudo-Apology

Recall that Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that half of Trump supporters are

…you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the “basket of deplorables”. Right?  …  The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.

Now she’s claiming to apologize for her bigoted slur.

Clinton…said: “I regret saying ‘half’—that was wrong. But let’s be clear, what’s really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values.”

Look closely at that statement.  Clinton said she regrets—not apologizes for—the number of folks whom she’s accused of being racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.  There’s not a syllable of apology for her actual slur.

Consider, too, that while she’s decrying David Duke’s approval of Trump, an approval Trump has repudiated, Clinton is endorsed by the KKK’s Grand Dragon, Will Quigg, and she’s accepted, with her silence on the matter, that endorsement.

Masquerading that statement as an apology is a lie.

Also keep in mind that her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D, VA) says her “apology” is unwarranted, she was right the first time.

With this pair saying that anyone not on their bandwagon is a bigot of one sort or another (to say nothing about lying about “apologizing” and saying even the false apology was unnecessary), what can we expect from them were they to be elected this fall?

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