During a Tuesday visit to Capitol Hill, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence again blasted Hillary Clinton for saying that some of Donald Trump's supporters are part of a "basket of deplorables."
"I think millions of Americans were shocked and saddened to see Hillary Clinton refer to people across this country as a 'basket of deplorables' in a prepared speech before wealthy donors in New York City on Friday night. She said that, at the time, half of the people supporting Donald Trump and I were irredeemable, were not American, and frankly, I've never heard a major party candidate in the United States speak about the American people with such contempt," he said in a press conference.
Addressing reporters along with the House GOP leadership, including Speaker Paul Ryan, Pence gave every indication that the Trump campaign will continue to highlight the "deplorables" comment.
"For Hillary Clinton to express such disdain for millions of Americans, I think is one more reason that disqualifies her to serve in the highest office in the land," he added. "Anyone who has that low an opinion of the American people should never serve as president of the United States of America."
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