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RUSH: We have Trump responding to Hillary’s comment about his supporters being deplorable.  He was in Baltimore during the National Guard Association 138th General Conference.TRUMP:  I was thus deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear, demean these wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign by the millions.  Our support comes from every part of America and every walk of life.  We have the support of cops and soldiers, carpenters and welders, the young and the old and millions of working-class families who just want a better future and a good job.  These were the people Hillary Clinton so viciously demonized.  These were among the countless Americans that Hillary Clinton called “deplorable,” “irredeemable,” and “un-American.”

RUSH:  And then he categorized, correctly, the way Hillary and all of the Democrats really see people…

TRUMP:  She called these patriotic men and women every vile name in the book.  She called them “racist,” “sexist,” “xenophobic,” “Islamophobic.” She called half of our supporters “a basket of deplorables,” in both a speech and an interview.  She divides people into “baskets” as though they were objects, not human beings.

RUSH:  Exactly right.  You know, the thing about this, too, is that Hillary and the Democrats, they’re the ones that get all the credit for being compassionate and tolerant and open and welcoming and accepting and all of this.  Nothing could be further from the truth, when you get right down to it.  They have open contempt, especially for people that doesn’t vote for them.  But they have open contempt for people.  They really do believe this caste system-type thing.

They believe in the elites and in the hoi polloi and the rabble-rousers, and they categorize people on that basis, and then they make judgments on their value. All these things they accuse us of doing, they live their lives this way.  They classify and qualify people based on the color of their skin or their sexual orientation or their gender or what have you — all these surface things — all the while getting away with the supposed image of concern, love, and tolerance and acceptance and openness.  And it’s just not true.  In fact, here’s how Trump characterizes this…

TRUMP:  Hillary Clinton made these comments at one of her high-dollar fundraisers on Wall Street.  She and her wealthy donors all had a good laugh.  You heard them.  They were all laughing.  Hillary Clinton spoke with hatred and derision for the people who make this country run.

RUSH:  I wonder where he heard that?

TRUMP:  She spoke with contempt for the people who thanklessly follow the rules, pay their taxes, and scratch out a living for their family.  Hillary Clinton has revealed her true thoughts.  That was her true thoughts! She revealed herself to be a person who looks down on the proud citizens of our country as subjects for her rule.

RUSH:  I mean, he had it right, and he just kept going.  He’s really on it on this.

TRUMP:  Hillary Clinton still hasn’t apologized to those she slandered.  In fact, she hasn’t backed down at all.  She’s doubled down on her campaign conspiracy and contempt.  If Hillary Clinton will not retract her comments in full, I don’t see how she can credibly campaign any further.  Let’s be clear:  These were not offhand comments from Hillary Clinton.  These weren’t strained remarks.  Not at all.  They were given, also, in an interview and probably a number of interviews.  These were lengthy, planned, and prepared remarks.  It was perhaps the most explicit attack on the American voter ever spoken by a major party presidential nominee. Total disrespect for the people of our country.  Clinton was using a very deliberate page from the Democratic playbook.

RUSH:  Right on!  Right on, Trumpster!  Exactly right.  Finally, finally, folks. Getting there.  And I’ll tell you what I think this means.  The Democrats… If you pay attention to victorious Democrat campaigns, they don’t do this.  I mean, Obama had his bitter clinger comments, but those comments were made at a fundraiser where he didn’t expect them to escape.  I mean, they all think this, but the Democrats run campaigns on this whole notion of unity and inclusion.

Now, they will warn their voters of the dangers of Republicans and conservatives and so forth, but they never go to the extreme length here that Mrs. Clinton went to.  I think it all means that they’re panicked on the Democrat Party side.  In fact, there is… I have a story in the Stack here, and it’s held over. This stuff ran on Friday too, and it is that Democrat Party — again, secretly — is panicking over why it’s even this close.  The polls are tightening.  The race is tightening.  In battleground states, it’s tightening!

None of this was supposed to happen.  Trump was not supposed to ever end up with more than 30%.  This was supposed to be a cakewalk.  This was supposed to be a coronation.  All of these political pros, they look at Trump and they see just an absolutely neophyte.  They see he’s not spending any money on ads, he doesn’t have any ground game, he doesn’t open any state offices.  They’re thinking (chuckles) they’re gonna be able to win by simply dredging up anti-Trump sentiment.  They’re not even gonna have to sell Hillary — and it turns out they have to sell her.

And that’s where they are encountering their problem.  How do you sell this woman?  She’s Nurse Ratched who needs to be the patient, actually.  That’s what’s becoming patently obvious.  She’s not the nurse.  She’s the patient.  She’s the one who’s not well.  But she’s not likable or charismatic.  She can’t draw crowd, she can’t make people — you know this old bromide that people will forget what you say, but they’ll never forget how you make ’em feel?  That’s not something that benefits her.

She does not make people feel confidant, warm, fuzzy, any of this upbeat, none of this.  She just doesn’t have it.  This is a candidate that is literally being forced on us. Smartest woman in the world, all this branding.  They’re forcing the Clinton candidacy on us.  They’re using the power of a capital D on the ballot, and thought it’d be a cakewalk because Trump is an absolutely neophyte, and the people supporting him are absolute Deliverance types.

So they’re worried.  They’re worried about a lot of things.  They don’t understand how it’s this close.  And now with this medical stuff, this health stuff.  I don’t know how many of them, even at the highest levels of Democrat Party, actually know what’s wrong, if anything.  You know, folks, it’s entirely possible there isn’t anything wrong, it’s just the fact she doesn’t age well. It just could be that she’s just getting old fast.  Who knows.  But whatever it is, it’s nothing that’s giving anybody on the Democrat side any confidence at all.

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