LAS VEGAS — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced a wave of embarrassment Sunday as she was heckled while on stage during a speaking event.
“I’m a deplorable! I’m a deplorable! You’re going to jail, lady!” the man, who identified himself as a combat veteran and supporter of President Donald Trump yelled from the crowd. “You’ve all been deceived,”
Clinton, who was appearing at a Las Vegas auditorium alongside husband, former president Bill Clinton, quickly ordered the man escorted from the premises.
“We have some people who’d rather shout than talk and listen,” she said to the crowd as the man was taken away.
The man, who revealed his identity on Twitter using the handle @DeplorableHill, said he bought tickets to the event only for the opportunity to give Clinton a piece of his mind.
“I bought my ticket and I had a plan to let Bill and Hillary know that we weren’t going to have them in Nevada uncontested. #MAGA,” he tweeted.
According to a report published by The Daily Mail, the Vegas stop was just the latest in a lackluster attempt by the Clintons to generate interest. The auditorium, reports the Mail, was filled to only two-thirds capacity and ticket prices had been dropped to
a mere $2 in an effort to fill seats.
After the commotion, Clinton blamed her election loss in 2016 on sexism.
“It is unfortunately still true that sexism and misogyny are alive and well in our political system,” she told the crowd. “Women are held to a higher double standard and often more harshly, and we’ve got to get over that, my friends.”