Hillary Clinton made a terrible mistake on Friday night.
Speaking to a star-studded audience at a fund-raiser in New York, she inexplicably decided to abuse, denigrate and mock tens of millions of her fellow Americans.
‘You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,’ she sneered. ‘Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it.’
The well-heeled, affluent, liberal, metropolitan elite crowd at super-fancy Cipriani restaurant in Wall Street, where Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed that same night, whooped and hollered.
I didn’t. Like many, I just winced when I saw it.
It was an astonishingly crass thing to say.
Far worse, I would suggest, than Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% gaffe during the last election campaign, when he suggested half the country were entitled victims.