What (Really) Happened, Day #1
Let’s start with the elephant in the room.
One of the biggest “What Happened” moments during the 2016 presidential election is Hillary Clinton’s decision to denigrate tens of millions of Americans as “deplorable” human beings for supporting her opponent.
Watch the video below as Clinton calls half of soon-to-be President Trump’s supporters—he received more than 62 million votes—a handful of offensive names:
HILLARY CLINTON: “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables.’ Right? They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it. And, unfortunately, there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
Clinton even went on to call the president’s supporters “irredeemable,” a decision her campaign manager Robby Mook brilliantly hypothesized might “have alienated some voters.”
However, during that same appearance on “State of the Union” with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Mook quickly changed the topic, saying that President Trump wouldn’t have apologized if he had said the same thing. (He did not say the same thing.)