It's already earned a permanent slot in the Clintonian political lexicon, right up there with "vast right-wing conspiracy." The newest addition: "basket of deplorables."
That's the phrase Hillary Clinton famously used to describe Donald Trump supporters at a New York fundraiser last week, trying to answer the question everyone's asking: "Since Donald Trump's so manifestly unqualified to be president, who are these people supporting him?"
Trump immediately accused her of showing "true contempt for everyday Americans" and argues that calling them "deplorables" alone should disqualify her from the race. (Which, considering the cascade of insults he's spewed forth, is LOL.) While his running mate Mike Pence insists: "Hillary, they are not a basket of anything. They are Americans and they deserve your respect."
Whatever you think of Trump supporters, Hillary only made two mistakes in calling them "deplorables." First, she shouldn't have done so in the first place. As a candidate, her job is to talk about the issues, not to denigrate anybody else's potential voters.