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'Deplorables' Was Always A Double-Edged Sword

Mike Pence refusing to label David Duke as "deplorable" is a good example of why "Deplorable" was always far more of a double-edged sword than the Trump crew seemed to realize.

As we noted over the weekend, the "half" part of Clinton's remarks was what got her in trouble. Some argue that you should never attack a candidate's supporters. That's probably true if you place the percentage so high. But Trump's white nationalism and embrace of dominance politics is both what gives his campaign fuel and keeps it locked at about 40% support nationwide. The racist demons Trump has brought openly into the public square are a major liability for him.

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Live Chat with Laith Alkhouri, Tuesday at 12:30 P.M. EST

Laith Alkhouri is the author of "ISIS Has Lost Land, But It Still Has a Giant Foothold In Cyberspace" for TPM's The Arch and a co-founder and director of Middle East & North Africa research at Flashpoint, where he heads the counterterrorism desk and directs the jihadist threat intelligence service. He has assisted law enforcement in terror investigations, and his team works on identifying latest trends in the Deep Web used by terror groups and their supporters.

Laith will be taking questions about online radicalization, the Deep Web, and how the Islamic State uses online media on Tuesday, Sept. 13th — drop them in now or between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday.