Trump References Clinton's Slam on His Supporters During Rally: 'We're Proud Deplorables'

December 8, 2017

President Donald Trump relived Hillary Clinton's infamous comments slamming his voters last year, telling a crowd of supporters on Friday that "we're proud deplorables."

Trump spoke at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, where he touched on a variety of subjects, including urging Alabamas to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

He also got around to one of his favorite subjects: rehashing his election victory in 2016 over Clinton. Clinton referred at one point on the campaign trail to half of Trump's supporters as being in a "basket of deplorables," calling them racist, sexist, and homophobic.

Clinton later apologized for the remarks.

"We won because of people like you," Trump said to the crowd, saying he took the job on behalf of the "forgotten men and women" of the country. "Guess what? They are forgotten no more."

People didn't think voters like them existed, Trump said.

"And remember the word deplorable? How brilliant was that?" Trump said. "I was watching that speech and she said 'deplorables,' and I said, 'Huh. That's not nice.' She's talking about a lot of people ... That thing blew up. That was one of the reasons she lost, and now we're all proud deplorables. We're proud deplorables. Very proud."