President Trump marked the anniversary of his 2016 presidential election win by remembering the "deplorables."
"Congratulations to all of the 'DEPLORABLES' and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!" he tweeted Wednesday, featuring a photo of him and some of his aides aboard Air Force Once.
Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory! pic.twitter.com/7ifv5gT7Ur— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
It was a hearkening back to the 2016 campaign, when Hillary Clinton was assailed after making a comment about some of then-candidate Trump's supporters.
"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 said at a September 2016 fundraiser. "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up."
Trump slammed Clinton for her comments, and his supporters grabbed on to the moniker.