CNN’s Bash: Hillary’s Deplorables Comment Cost Her the ‘Traditional Democratic Base’

Monday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing the 2016 presidential election when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that half of Republican Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables,” CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash said the comment “made the traditional Democratic base, the people who ended up going to Donald Trump think she really doesn’t get us.” Partial transcript as follows: BASH: Number one —you and I talked about this in the break —for sure, Hillary Clinton’s deplorables comment. TAPPER: Basket of deplorables, yeah. BASH: Baskets of deplorables where she said  — She wasn’t caught on tape, she was saying it  with a camera there at a fund-raiser, she was talking about Donald Trump supporters. Accusing them of, at least half of them of being deplorable. TAPPER: And irredeemable. BASH: And she sort of apologized but she didn’t really apologize properly. And correct I’m wrong. I think it was — your interview with Robby Mook, the campaign manager, where he said that was sort of the under-reported thing that really changed their polling internally and made them realize, ‘You know what? It wasn’t necessarily just Comey. It was that issue.’ It made the traditional Democratic base, the people who