Clinton controversially described half of Trump’s supporters as “irredeemable.” Later she put a portion of them into a basket of deplorables.
Trump earlier this year framed the same idea in a more colorful way; He stated –> “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
Both statements reflect the same underlying truth: Trump enjoys a hard-core support that lies beyond persuasion, utterly immune to even the starkest factual evidence. His followers are not interested in facts or evidence. They just like his words –> “great, fantastic, and bigly.
Clinton committed a gaffe because she acknowledged a reality that literally every other person in America, including Donald Trump himself, is permitted to speak aloud. His followers are irredeemably deplorable. They aren’t voting for him out of party allegiance. They voted for him because he isn’t Hillary.