NEW YORK CITY (API) - Expanding on her comments about Presidential candidate Donald Trump's supporters being 'a basket full of deplorables' and 'unredeemable', Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doubled down at her Whoopi Goldberg sponsored fundraiser on Thursday.
"Trump's supporters are dangerous to this country," said Clinton Thursday night, much to the delight of the $10,000 a plate guests attending the swank fundraiser. "They are a bacillus in the tissue of the American body politic. They are the rats in the walls of our nation. They are a cancer that needs to be cut out and destroyed.
"In a Hillary Clinton America I will weld the sharp scalpel of government oversight and bring all the awesome weight of the United States to bear to rid our nation of those people."
Trump spokesman Wayne Martin seemed a little taken aback by the vehemence of Clinton's comments.
"Wow... that's pretty harsh," said Martin on Friday. "I mean, would it really be legal for her to actually do that?"
Clinton campaign spokesman Hami Aduni made a lefthanded attempt to walk back the comments of the Democratic nominee.
"Clearly Mrs. Clinton wasn't saying that all Trump supporters would be physically destroyed should she become President," said Aduni. "The vast majority would merely be sent for reeducation to correct their distorted and erroneous political understanding of American. A year or two of intense political indoctrination and plenty of good, healthy outdoor labor should bring most everyone around nicely.
"Those who refuse to respond would, of course, be eliminated."