Did Hillary Clinton only make her possess ’47 percent’ gaffe?

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Hillary Clinton pronounced Friday night in New York that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and/or Islamophobic.

At an “LGBT for Hillary” fundraiser, where Barbra Streisand performed, Clinton stretched on prior comments about many Trump supporters descending into a “basket of deplorables” that includes a groups listed above.

The disproportion this time was that she put a series on it. And it wasn’t a tiny number.

“You know, to usually be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what we call a ‘basket of deplorables’. Right?” Clinton said, per The Post’s Abby Phillip. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — we name it.”

Republicans now cried foul. Donald Trump tweeted about it Saturday morning. And many are contrariety it to Mitt Romney’s much-talked-about “47 percent” criticism from a 2012 debate — a criticism to that some attributed Romney’s loss.

But how identical are they?

One a one hand, both are really broad, intensely disastrous generalizations about vast segments of a American public. Romney suggested that scarcely half of Americans were so reliant on supervision that they would opinion for President Obama “no matter what.”

Romney, in comments unearthed from a closed-door fundraiser, cited 47 percent of people “who are contingent on government, who trust that they are victims, who trust that supervision has a shortcoming to caring for them, who trust that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” He added: “I’ll never remonstrate them that they should take personal shortcoming and caring for their lives.”

Fact-checkers pronounced Romney was wrong about this statement — or, during a really least, that he vastly oversimplified it.

Clinton, in creation her “basket of deplorables” comment, seemed to acknowledge that she was about to oversimplify things. But she still was generalizing a vast shred of a American people.

Given about 40 percent of Americans support Trump in a polls, Clinton seemed to be slapping the “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” tag on about 20 percent of a country. That’s no tiny thing — even if she concurred she was being “grossly generalistic.”

Clinton’s campaign, though, seemed to advise that Clinton usually meant people who attend Trump’s rallies and actively support him — not all Trump voters.

One pivotal disproportion between a dual is that Romney’s criticism competence have alienated intensity supporters. As FactCheck.org remarkable during a time, many people who don’t compensate sovereign income taxation are retirees, who tend to lean Republican. And many GOP electorate possibly don’t compensate sovereign income taxation since they don’t make adequate income and/or are also during slightest partially reliant on supervision programs.

Romney said he was articulate about Obama supporters, though many genuine and intensity Romney supporters competence have listened his comments and seen themselves in them.

Clinton’s comments, in contrast, are clearly about people who were already voting for her opponent, as The Fix’s Philip Bump notes. Her comments competence offer to rile them adult and make them some-more ardent about voting and assisting Trump, though they weren’t going to opinion for Clinton anyway.

Another pivotal disproportion is that Clinton’s comments fit into a account she has already been pushing. She had called Trump supporters racists and sexists and homophobes before; she usually hadn’t put a series on it.

Romney’s comments, meanwhile, were done during a closed-door fundraiser during that he suspicion he was usually vocalization to his supporters. His comments there didn’t feed into a broader indicate he was pulling about Obama supporters being moochers dependant to supervision largesse.

Clinton has illuminated a glow here by attaching a specific figure to her claims — usually as Romney did. There will positively be copiousness of gibberish about this in a hours and days ahead.

It’s not transparent that she dictated to use that number and indeed advise that 20 percent of a nation is biased opposite minorities, gays and Muslims. That’s a really argumentative thing to say, to put it lightly. But it’s during slightest along a lines of a account she’s been pushing.

We’ll see if she usually pushed it too far.

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