Hillary Clinton doubles down on use of word 'deplorable' to describe past two years under Donald Trump

Ms Clinton says that the past few years have been 'deplorable' with Donald Trump as president

Clark Mindock
New York
Monday 06 May 2019 21:16 BST
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Hillary Clinton has doubled down on her use of the word “deplorable”, using the term to attack Donald Trump directly.

“What we have seen over the last several years is truly deplorable,” Ms Clinton said during a speaking engagement in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Ms Clinton’s use of the word is a throwback to the 2016 campaign, when the former Democratic nominee was blasted for calling a portion of Mr Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” during private fundraising event.

But the former secretary of State apparently does not regret her use of the word now, and he fallout she endured from critics who claimed her vocabulary proved Ms Clinton had a deep distrust and animosity for working class Americans.

Ms Clinton’s use of the word on Sunday came during an event alongside her husband, Bill, and as a part of a speaking tour the two have been on across the country.

She frequently attacked Mr Trump in the 90 minutes she was on stage in Las Vegas, and also discussed her views on the Mueller report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the president’s favour.

“He tried to interfere with that investigation,” Ms Clinton said, arguing that the Mueller report showed Mr Trump “obstructed justice”.

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Ms Clinton also attacked attorney general William Barr for his handling of that report, and accused Mr Bar of acting as the “president’s defence attorney, not the attorney general for the entire country.”

Mr Barr last week refused to attend a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee after being grilled by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee a day earlier.

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