Trump congratulates 'deplorables' on anniversary of presidential win

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 04:03 IST

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!"

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)

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