''Hillary Clinton's low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms,'' says Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, after Hillary Clinton made comments about Trump's supporters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence spoke out against recent comments made by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, during the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday (September 10) in Washington, DC. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said half the supporters of Republican rival Donald Trump belonged in a "basket of deplorables" of people who were racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, or Islamophobic. "Hillary Clinton's low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms," said Pence on Saturday. "They are not a basket of anything. They are Americans and they deserve your respect." Speaking at a fundraiser on Friday night in New York, Clinton said Trump had given voice to hateful rhetoric through his behavior as a candidate for the White House in the Nov. 8 election. "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables,'" Clinton said. "Unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up." Some of those were irredeemable, she said, but they did not represent America. The other basket of Trump's supporters constituted individuals desperate for change who felt let down by the government and the economy, Clinton added. "They don't buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different," Clinton said. "Those are people we have to understand and empathize with, as well."