Why Hillary’s “Basket of Deplorables” Comments is Accurate

Why Hillary’s “Basket of Deplorables” Comments is Accurate


When a black woman is pushed out of a Trump rally in Kentucky by a guy who was later revealed to have connections to white supremacists, that doesn’t mean anything? When a black male is punched in the face by a Trump supporter in North Carolina does than not mean something?

When the crowd standing in front of Trump cheers loudly when the Republican nominee says he wants to build a wall and ban a group of people from the country because they belong to a certain religion is that meaningless?

David Duke is thrilled with Trump’s run for the presidency. He’s created a robocall in support. Trump has never denounced Duke’s support. In April during an interview on CNN, Trump acted like he didn’t know who Duke was. Then. an earlier video of Trump verified he did know who Duke was.  Then there are the polls of Trump supporters — more than half believe President Obama is Muslim.

All of this may not necessarily mean that half of Trump’s supporters are racist, homophobic or xenophobic but it can’t possibly mean nothing. And when people appear to have no problem with the person they’re cheering for and planning to vote for supporting the above views towards immigrants and Muslims, it can’t possibly mean nothing.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


  1. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well