One can be assured they’re at the 2016 Democratic National Convention when someone takes offense to the crowd cheering America.
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was hit with a chorus of boos from mostly Bernie Sanders supporters Wednesday while addressing the Democratic National Convention, along with a chant of “no more war,” which prompted Hillary Clinton supporters to respond with a competing chant of “USA! USA!”
And that didn’t sit too well with some of the delegates, as Fox News’ Shannon Bream noted in this tweet:
Crowd chanting "USA! USA!" Delegate in front of me stands up and yells, "Stop that! That's a Trump chant!" #DNCinPHL
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 28, 2016
While GOP nominee Donald Trump will gladly accept the insinuation that supporting your country is a trait associated with him, social media users reacted with disgust. But one user summed things up best when he expressed shock that a USA chant even broke out at a Democratic convention.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
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— novaculus (@novaculus) July 28, 2016
@ShannonBream USA is a Trump chant? Wow, the Democrat Party is lost.
— LetItBurnUSA (@LetItBurnUSA) July 28, 2016
@ShannonBream that’s an American chant… wow!
— RejoiceMagazine.net (@TemiaBrinson) July 28, 2016
@ShannonBream Which explains the lack of American flags on the stage… ??
— MP (@realMPMP2015) July 28, 2016
— LawRig1 (@lawrig1) July 28, 2016
— Marie von Astra (@marievonastra) July 28, 2016
@ShannonBream I guess we won’t be living in America if Hillary wins
— Dean (@DeanDesign101) July 28, 2016
— sweetpea (@JennStitts) July 28, 2016
— JackieOh! (@Junebug1952) July 28, 2016
— Linda M. (@LMM1952) July 28, 2016
— Victor Nikki (@hapkidobigdad) July 28, 2016
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