Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduces a group of 'non-deplorable people' at a campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina after what he says were ''disqualifying'' remarks by Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton about half of his supporters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday brought onto the stage a group of supporters he said were 'not deplorable people'. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had three days earlier dismissed half of Trump's supporters as racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, or Islamophobic "basket of deplorables." Clinton's comments triggered a firestorm of criticism. "Let me invite onto the stage some of our wonderful supporters, who can tell you themselves what they think of her very horrible statements that she made three days ago," Trump said. "These are not deplorable people, that I can tell you." Clinton later said she regretted the comment. Trump compared the comment Clinton made to a much criticized comment by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that 47 percent of the electorate were dependent on government.