During a Thursday morning press conference following a policy meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Mike Pence stated that Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment disqualifies her from seeking the office of the president.
“Let me say first and foremost, I think millions of Americans were shocked and saddened to hear Hillary Clinton refer to people across this country as a basket of deplorables,” Pence stated in response to the first question of the day.
“She said that at the time, half of the people supporting Donald Trump and I were irredeemable, were not American,” he explained. “Frankly, I’ve never heard a major party candidate in the United States speak about the American people with such contempt.”
“What Hillary Clinton apparently doesn’t know is that the people supporting this campaign are hard-working people,” he added before describing the millions of working-class voters supporting the Trump campaign.
“For Hillary Clinton to express such disdain for millions of Americans,” the Indiana governor continued. “I think is just one more reason that disqualifies her to serve in the highest office in the land.”
“Anyone who has that low of an opinion of the American people should never serve as president of the United States.”