Washington [US] November 9 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has congratulated his supporters on the first anniversary of his historic win in the 2016 presidential election, by sardonically addressing them as "deplorables", a term which was coined by his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
In a tweet post, Trump penned,"Congratulations to all of the 'DEPLORABLES' and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!"
Congratulations to all of the "DEPLORABLES" and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory! pic.twitter.com/7ifv5gT7Ur— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
Clinton had said at a 2016 fundraiser gala that half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," reported the Hill.
"You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?" Clinton said at a September 2016 fundraiser. "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic - you name it," Clinton stated.
The anniversary tweet came attached with a photo of the President with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump's 13-day trip through Asia. (ANI)