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
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.


  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