Clinton’s supporters a Who’s Who of criminals and radicals
Feeling the pinch of narrowing polls, Hillary Clinton lashed out last week at Donald Trump’s supporters.
Speaking to a well-heeled band of wealthy supporters at a fundraiser, Clinton claimed half of Trump’s vote came from racists and reprobates.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” Clinton clucked.“The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.”
The comment set off a firestorm of criticism. While candidates have been trading barbs about each other for centuries, it’s almost unheard of for a candidate to attack his or her opponent’s voters.
But Clinton’s attacks on Trump voters seem downright hypocritical considering the high-level activists supporting her campaign — and their criminal records and extreme agendas.
Just who is in Hillary’s “basket of deplorables?”
When it comes to Jews and Israel, Hillary Clinton’s record ranges from mixed to one of outright hostility.
Multiple Clinton associates all report Hillary didn’t take Bill Clinton’s only losing political campaign well. Defeated in his 1974 bid for Congress, they all report Hillary lashed out at his Jewish campaign manager, Paul Fray, calling him a “f—ng Jew b—–d.”
But nowhere is Clinton’s association with virulent anti-Semitism more apparent than in her relationship with top aide Huma Abedin.
The Daily Mail reports:
An Islamic journal where Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, was assistant editor published an article accusing Jews of ‘working the American political system’ – and being aided by the ‘memory of the Holocaust’…
…The piece from 1999 also alleges that there are deep ties between the upper echelons of U.S. politics and pro-Israeli, Jewish-Americans, suggesting that Jewish people have been able to ‘work the system’ and are ‘greatly aided by the American memory of the Holocaust and Israel serving as America’s ally in the Middle East.
Clinton was also allegedly an ardent admirer of murderous anti-Semitic terrorist Yasser Arafat.
In his book “American Evita,” former TIME magazine editor Christopher Anderson writes:
“At a time when elements of the American Left embraced the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel, Hillary was telling friends that she was “sympathetic” to the terrorist organization and admired its flamboyant leader, Yasser Arafat.
When Arafat made his famous appearance before the UN General Assembly in November 1974 wearing his revolutionary uniform and his holster on his hip, Bill “was outraged like everybody else,” said a Yale Law School classmate.
But not Hillary, who tried to convince Bill that Arafat was a “freedom fighter” trying to free his people from their Israeli “oppressors.”
Clinton’s relations with Black Lives Matter are strained, largely because of her support for Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill that created harsher drug penalties that disproportionately affect blacks.
But black political leadership is almost unanimously behind her, including black leaders whose agendas are outright racist.
At the top of that list is Al Sharpton, who has not yet endorsed Clinton, but has been supportive of her and is expected to formally back her before Election Day.
“I think that she’s been someone that we know and may have disagreed with on some points in the nineties, but generally has had a civil relationship” with the black community, said Sharpton. “She has unabashedly identified with a lot of the issues and concerns that our community has raised and worked with President Obama on them…It is also no small thing that President Obama has fully embraced [her].”
Sharpton first came to national attention in 1987, when he helped a young girl concoct fake rape allegations against four white New York City police officers.
Prodded by Sharpton, Tawana Brawley claimed she was kidnapped and gang-raped by four officers she identified by name.
She also claimed the officers wrote racial slurs across her body, setting off a racial firestorm.
Sharpton brought New York City to the brink of race riots before a grand jury investigation revealed the entire incident was a hoax.
The four defamed police officers were subjected to death threats and one sued Sharpton for defamation, winning $385,000 in damages.
30 years later, Sharpton has yet to pay the court-ordered damages.
Sharpton further earned his reputation as a riot-inciting racist in 1991, after an Orthodox Jewish driver accidentally ran over and killed a young black child in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.
Locals exploded into an anti-Semitic rage, rioting and burning Jewish-owned stores.
Sharpton gleefully leapt into the fray, leading 400 enraged protesters to the headquarters of a Jewish organization among a frenzy of violence that included the death of a young Jewish man, brutally beaten to death by a mob of 29 men.
Several days later, a man was shot and killed by rioters, who mistakenly believed he was Jewish.
Sharpton’s marchers held anti-Jewish signs and burned an Israeli flag.
It would go down as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history.
Sharpton turned up the pressure in 1995, leading a protest against a Jewish landlord’s effort to evict a black shop owner, taunting the crowd with calls for Jews to “pin back their yarmulkes” and fight his army of protesters.
“We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business,” Sharpton screeched to the enraged crowd.
It ended with one protester invading the store, gunning down customers and setting fire to the building. The gunman and seven employees were killed.
It’s common knowledge that “like attracts like.”
So it’s no surprise some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters are criminals.
“The Securities and Exchange Commission charged former Clinton Foundation trustee Vinod Gupta with fraud in 2008,” National Review reports.“He misallocated $9.5 million from InfoUSA, the database company he chaired, in order to finance credit card bills, a yacht, personal trips to Cancun and South Africa, and 20 cars. He and the SEC settled for $7.3 million. Meanwhile, InfoUSA’s shareholders sued Gupta for flying the Clintons in the company jet and paying Bill $3 million in corporate cash for consulting.”
And he’s hardly the only criminal who sees a position in The Clinton Foundation as his ticket to influence and possibly a pardon.
Sikh Indian restaurateur and hotelier Sant Chatwal was a Clinton Foundation trustee. He donated to Hillary’s 2000 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns, directed millions in speaking fees to the Clintons, and gave millions more to their foundation. During a May 2001 visit to India, Chatwal was arrested for allegedly defrauding the Bank of India of $9 million that he borrowed in 1994. He posted bail, “then fled India, boarding a flight to Vienna, despite an attempt by authorities to detain him,” according to the New York Daily News,” National Review reports.“In April 2014, Chatwal appeared in Brooklyn’s U.S. District Courthouse and pleaded guilty to conspiracy, witness tampering, and having ‘funneled more than $180,000 in illegal contributions between 2007 and 2011 to three federal candidates,’ including Hillary.
If Trump is backed by a “basket of deplorables,” the Clinton campaign is a virtual Arkham Asylum of racists, anit-Semites and convicted criminals.