Matt Lauer receives praise from the worst possible source

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that half the supporters of her Republican rival Donald Trump belonged in a "basket of deplorables" of people who were "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic".

The GOP presidential nominee has heaped praise on Russian leader Vladimir Putin and this week said he was a stronger leader than Obama. Clinton, many Democrats and even some in his own Republican party baulked.

In an effort to explain the support behind Trump, Clinton went on to describe the rest of Trump supporters as people who are looking for change in any form because of economic anxiety and urged her supporters to empathize with them. The title of that release: "95 Retired Generals and Admirals Endorse Hillary Clinton". She touted the bipartisan nature of the meeting and vowed to work across the aisle as president to tackle national security challenges.

According to average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign, Clinton raised around $6 million at the fundraiser, only the sixth she has opened to press. 'National security experts on both sides of the aisle are chilled by what they're hearing from the Republican nominee'.

"We are facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his business, who traffics in toxic conspiracy theories like the lie that President Obama is not a true American", Clinton said.

In early August, when Trump was plummeting in the polls and engaged in a feud with the family of a fallen war hero, the situation got so bad on several days that at least one senior fundraiser briefly stopped making pitches for new money. "And it's a war that, when we got out, we got out the wrong way".

Critics of the network, which mostly targets audiences outside of Russian Federation, have described it as a propaganda arm of Putin's government. "Now, some of those folks - they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America".

Polls show Clinton and Trump locked in virtual ties in each of those states - a percentage point or less separates the two candidates.

News Chairman Andy Lack is standing up for Matt Lauer after the "Today" co-anchor was torched for his moderating skills at Wednesday's "Commander In Chief Forum". "It's not a serious presidential campaign".

The White House said it had no comment on Trump's remarks.

Plans for dealing with Russian Federation may also move front and center in the election. He said any nation that wants to join the United States against ISIS is welcome. Just remember: "friends don't let friends vote for Trump".

Clinton called the North Korea test "outrageous and unacceptable", saying she supports imposing additional U.S. and United Nations sanctions.