CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump's "Deplorable" Comments About Women "Absolutely Can Sink A Campaign"
Acosta: “He Is In His Own ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ Right Now”
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From the October 7 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:
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WOLF BLITZER (HOST): Jim Acosta, you've been covering him from the very beginning. Will this kill his campaign?/p>
JIM ACOSTA: You know, I think this could be it. I mean, I think this is one of those moments that come in a campaign, and I think this far exceeds what happened with Mitt Romney's 47% moment. This is one of those moments that just absolutely can sink a campaign.
And, as Dana [Bash] was saying earlier, Donald Trump has had a problem with women voters throughout this process. If you're a female voter in Pennsylvania or Ohio, and you're sitting on the fence, and you're undecided and you’re thinking maybe you don't like Hillary Clinton so maybe you'll vote for Donald Trump this is just one of those moment that is just going to give somebody a tremendous amount of pause. And, for this to happen two days before this rematch debate with Hillary Clinton -- this was supposed to be Donald Trump's moment to redeem himself. She has used the term "basket of deplorables." There isn't much that is more deplorable than this. I mean, this is the definition of deplorable. He is in his own "basket of deplorables" right now.