Mike Pence: People Are Shocked Hillary Clinton Called Millions of Americans "Deplorable"

Posted: Sep 13, 2016 11:30 AM

As Mike Pence left a meeting with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, he held a press conference responding to Hillary Clinton's use of the word 'deplorables' to describe half of Donald Trump's supporters.

“Frankly, I’ve never heard a major party candidate speak about the American people with such contempt,” he told reporters.  "She was talking about people across this country who are coming out in record numbers to stand by Donald Trump in record numbers."

He also pointed out that the speech was pre-planned and was delivered to a group of wealthy donors in New York City just two days before passing out at a 9/11 memorial.  

"I think this is one more reason that disqualifies her to serve the highest office in the land," he said.  "Anyone who has that low of an opinion of the American people should never serve as president of the United States of America."