Donald Trump adopted a new campaign theme on Friday in Miami
Came on stage as music from ‘Les Misérables’ played
Video screen showed a take-off on the 2012 film adaptation’s poster
It read ‘Les Deplorables’ – and replaced French revolutionary flags with the Stars and Stripes – and a ‘TRUMP’ flag
Hillary Clinton insulted Trump supporters a week ago by saying ‘half’ of them belong in ‘the basket of deplorables’ and some are ‘irredeemable’
By David Martosko, Us Political Editor
16 September 2016
Donald Trump unveiled a new visual campaign theme in Miami on Friday – a mashup of the Broadway musical ‘Les Misérables’ and an epithet Hillary Clinton leveled at his supporters one week ago.
He took the stage, introduced by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as the ‘Les Mis’ anthem ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ blasted through loudspeakers.
The video screen behind the podium flashed to an artistic rendering of ‘Les Deplorables,’ complete with USA and ‘Trump’ flags replacing the French colors, and a bald eagle soaring over the revolutionary scene.
‘Welcome to all of you deplorables!’ Trump boomed as thousands screamed ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ and ‘We love you!’