WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump became the first GOP presidential nominee to address Family Research Council Action's (FRC Action) Values Voter Summit. Hours later, Hillary Clinton spoke at an LGBT fundraiser where she indirectly referenced the Summit and smeared half of Donald Trump supporters as belonging to a "basket of deplorables."
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
"Hillary's use of the phrase 'deplorable' is as revealing as it is insulting. Hillary Clinton's foundation has received donations from countries all over the world that imprison and even execute those they deem 'deplorable.' Christians and other Americans who refuse to embrace the Obama/Clinton vision of America should be very concerned and should ask what Hillary Clinton has planned for those she deems 'deplorable?'
"Clinton's view of her fellow Americans shouldn't be a surprise. The policies of Obama/Clinton are rooted in their shared contempt for the traditional values of tens of millions of Americans. In the last eight years, this administration has increasingly tried to marginalize those who do not surrender to a progressive agenda.
"Clinton's comments provide yet another contrast between her and Donald Trump. Donald Trump has treated Democratic voters, like those who supported Bernie Sanders, with respect by inviting them to join him in restoring Americans' freedoms, where Clinton has shown utter contempt," concluded Perkins.
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SOURCE Family Research Council Action