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A metaphorical basket containing half of all Trump supporters.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it."
-Hillary Clinton
by #%^*+= September 13, 2016
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A group of bigoted Far Right wingers that congregated both on and off line in groups to support policies and ideas with bigoted undertones.
A Basket of Deplorables have the strong tendency to support Donald Trump as well as engage in acts of hostility and bigotry towards others online. Often harassing in groups those who call them out for their bigotry on twitter then playing the victim when people retaliate against them.
A Basket of Deplorables descended on a reporter's twitter account with hateful rhetoric after the reporter tweeted an article highlighting the issues surrounding Donald Trump
by Libertatis September 18, 2016
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Hillary Clinton's term for Trump's supporters, claiming they are all racist, sexist, misogynistic, xenophobic and many other words for bigotry turned into meaningless buzzwords by the left. While this made her radical followers very happy (because they believe it) and her other followers happy as well (because they believed it would hurt Trump), it actually backfired on her. Turns out calling half of the country bigoted does not bode well when you are running for president and claiming you will unite the country.
The infamous "basket of deplorables" speech definitely factors into why Clinton lost the 2016 election.
by spootyhead January 05, 2017
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