Just wanted to correct this: She never called independent voters "deplorables." Clinton Says Half of Trump Supporters Are Having gotten to meet and listen to a few die hard Trump supporters (not merely people who are are going to hold their nose and vote for him), the only thing that is factually wrong with the statement is the "half" part. That doesn't mean it's a good idea politically to say certain things that might be used by your opponent, regardless of whether it's true or not. A few things that Trump said are factually true, but the same rule still applies. I told someone at the time it came out though that this wasn't going to be a big deal in the long term, that if comments affect the outcome it will be Trumps comments, not hers. I told someone in July that Trumps biggest enemy has been and will continue to be his own mouth. I can't prove it, but I have a feeling something else will happen or come out that will be so bad for him, even his running mate will leave him.