In case you missed it, the media finally found an outrageous statement it thinks will do damage to a presidential candidate, only it’s Hillary, of course, who said this very true thing at a fundraiser Friday night (transcript here}:
So, incredibly and absurdly, in a week that saw NBC “Commander-in-Chief Forum” moderator Matt Lauer allow Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to rattle off lie after lie without so much as an “ahem,” and after a campaign that has seen more outrageous statements from Trump than a Mexican rapist can shake a stick at, Hillary Clinton is being called out by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt for saying that roughly half of Donald Trump’s supporters are deplorable racists and xenophobes (transcript here):
First of all, Hunt is judging Hillary’s statement based on a false metric (she said about “half” ofTrump’s supporters, which would be about 23% in national polls, not “close to 50%”), and that she’s testing the statement based on people she’s spoken to herself. According to polling that’s been conducted throughout this race, Hillary is being generous, because poll after poll has shown that huge majorities of Trump supporters overwhelmingly hold racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic views. That’s just science.
Breitbart.com itself broadly backs up Hillary’s claim about their record traffic, even though she actually grossly underestimated their current Trump-fueled traffic, and Trump has repeatedly retweeted white supremacists, and the RNC even posted one on their convention Jumbotron!
So, Hillary said a completely true thing about a guy who lies and says horrible things hourly, but we’ll have to wait and see how badly it hurts her. Are you fucking kidding me with this?!?