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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D.-Mo.) told the Washington Post that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s recent claims about pro-Trump, midwestern and non-coastal American voters at an event in India was inexcusable.

Clinton told the Indian press that Trump voters are ultimately “backward” people and that her supporters contribute more to America.

In the interview, McCaskill said that her words were “kind of fighting words for me” and though “I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. And I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state.”

But the Washington Post failed to report that McCaskill said the following about Trump voters in 2016, echoing Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment:

“…clearly what Hillary Clinton was referring to is some of the shocking, misogynistic and bigoted comments that are made on social media by a number of Trump supporters, some of which have been retweeted by Trump’s own family.”

McCaskill faces a tough re-election campaign in November, representing a state which voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. Polls put the election in a tight race between her and her expected challenger, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.

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