“Speaking to guests at the Human Rights Campaign dinner on Saturday night, Biden accused President Donald Trump of using the White House as a literal bully pulpit and of being an ally to forces of intolerance.
`Forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you have made,` the former vice president warned his audience.
`This time they-not you-have an ally in the White House,` he said.
`They`re a small percentage of the American people, virulent people. Some of them, the dregs of society,` Biden said.”
In September 2016, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was roundly criticized for making the following astute observation:
You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump`s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic-you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.
Clinton was spot on when she opined that you could put half of Trump`s supporters into a basket of racist, sexist, homophobic deplorables, and I would add that you could put the other half into a basket of fucking morons.
After almost two years of Trump`s chaotic and racist rule, his base, roughly 36% of the population, is still strongly behind him.
At this point in time to call Trump`s supporters a basket of deplorables almost sounds like a term of endearment. Joe Biden is spot on, some of them (I would say most of them) are the dregs of society. Screw Trump`s white evangelical supporters who worship an execrable abomination who is is the antithesis of everything that Jesus preached. Screw Trump`s racist supporters who demonize immigrants, and seek to make America white again. Screw Trump`s redneck supporters who want to see women, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen fixing apple pie and fried chicken.
Screw these dregs of society, who are nothing but a speed bump in history as our democracy races to a multi-culture future.
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