When Hillary Clinton famously insulted half of the country with her “deplorables” line, it was framed as a mistake. But according to a new book, the line was tested with liberal audiences. It was only when the general public heard it that it turned into a liability.
The Washington Times reports:
Clinton stunned when Hamptons-tested ‘deplorables’ bombed, ‘Chasing Hillary’ author says
A new book by reporter Amy Chozick claims former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was stunned when her infamous “deplorables” line about Trump supporters bombed outside posh fundraising venues.
The author of “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling” has covered Mrs. Clinton’s career for a decade, but her new book promises to supply “inside details” on the candidate’s failed 2016 campaign.
Excerpts released ahead of publisher Harper’s April 24 release date already have Clinton insiders questioning the author’s integrity.
“‘I really messed up,” Mrs. Clinton allegedly said on the night that her “basket of deplorables” line went viral.
The New York Times journalist said, however, that the Democrat repeatedly used the line during campaign fundraisers.
“The deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Chozick wrote, The Daily Beast reported Friday.
Doesn’t this make the fact that she said this even worse?