If I were consulting Trump, here is how I would have him respond to Hillary Clinton's incredibly stupid comments about the millions of voters supporting his candidacy:
"Calling my supporters 'deplorables' is hate speech. Plain and simple, it illustrates her bigotry. Placing millions of our fellow Americans in a blasphemous 'basket' is unacceptable behaviour for someone aspiring to the nation's highest office, or for any political office for that matter.
Using such a pejorative description of a broad cross section of our fellow citizens from all walks of life is the epitome of arrogance and condescension. She is suggesting that we are all ignorant bigots. This is narrow-minded, slanderous hatred.
Her suggestion that 'you could put them all into a basket' is an ad hominem attack on millions of Americans, people who work hard, try to support their families, to follow the rules, to participate in the democracy we all enjoy. It is guilt by association, classifying her opposition as "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it" is no different than generalizing that all Muslims are terrorists.
There is no excuse for a person with her level of education, experience in public service and social policy to exhibit so much hatred for fellow Americans who disagree with her politically.
Finally, I challenge our Fourth Estate, the news media, to recognize this soft bigotry for what it is; to report this transgression accurately without their usual spin.
I have to wonder, if I had said, "Mrs. Clinton's supporters are despicable", what would have been the mainstream press' response?
Every one of the millions of voters who cast their vote for me in the primaries can only imagine how vehemently the press would have called for me to drop out of the race.
Of course we can expect a reaction from these comments; the press and the Democrats will use moral relativism to suggest that her idiotic accusations are no worse than my recommendation to vet all Muslim immigrants until we can determine who they are and what their motives are for coming to our country in an era of international terrorist attacks on innocent citizens.
The difference is I can back up my security recommendations with facts. Hillary is simply spewing personal animosity for those that disagree with her policies. That, my fellow Americans, is bigotry defined."