A turning point, Giuliani said, was Clinton dismissing many Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables” motivated by racism and sexism and bigotry. Trump die-hard supporters adopted “deplorable” as a mark of pride, but Giuliani said it resonated beyond that…

Milo Yiannopoulos, the “alt right” icon at Breitbart banned by Twitter for leading an abuse campaign against “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones, wandered through the media tents at the Hilton as Trump’s upset victory was confirmed, taunting media outlets one by one.

“The effect of Trump is that everything becomes permissible,” he said. “Dissidence and subversion and mischief and rudeness become OK again in public life. America has been moving away from that for 30 years and for the last 15 years it’s been completely absent.”

Asked by another NBC News reporter how to unite a divided country, he responded: “Who cares about the other half!”