Dem Party Leader Led ‘F*** Donald Trump!’ Chants: Are Anti-Trumpers Going Too Far? [Opinion]

Anti-Trump protests and chants across the nation have become a common sighting, but the recent actions by Democratic leaders in California may have gone too far. In a shameful incident, the Democrat bitterness and anger toward Donald Trump came out in most disgusting way possible.

Outgoing Democratic Chairman John Burton did something that no one would expect from an 84-years-old veteran politician. In a Democratic Party convention in Sacramento, he invited listening-impaired translator onto the stage to “thank them.”

Then he put both his middle fingers in the air and led chants of “F*** Donald Trump!” He encouraged the crowd to join him, and surprisingly, the crowd joined him in his bizarre outburst, as reported by Fox News. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Obama’s former secretary, Labor Hilda, were seen laughing in the background.

At the same event, the protestors disrupted the welcome reception of the convention by demanding universal healthcare and chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, corporate Dems have got to go.” John Burton reacted by telling the protestors to “Shut the f*** up and go outside.”

Even though President Trump has been accused several times of using foul language, this was way beyond what President Donald Trump has ever said to any media person or protestor. Notably, the convention was primarily used by Democratic leaders to deride Trump and for anti-Donald Trump chants.

Senator Kamala Harris, who is speculated to run for president in 2020, said that Trump was putting “Russia first, America second.”

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom told the crowd, “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump’s deception and destructiveness.”

California gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, jokes with John Burton chairman of the California Democratic Party, before addressing the California Democratic Party Convention.

California’s elected Democrats were encouraging the party workers and anti-Trump supporters to work against the 14 Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation. It is anticipated that the cause of universal healthcare will unite the activists.

It is worth noting that California is an important state for the Democrats to flip the house in 2018. There are seven seats controlled by Republican in the state considered vulnerable and could immensely improve chances of Democrats in 2018.

John Burton stepped down after eight years and will be succeeded by Eric Bauman after Kimberly Ellis lost by 62 votes. It is reported that did not concede as she had “grave concern over the vote count.”

Burton acknowledged that there would be in-fighting, then further added, “But we have to remember that no matter who wins, that the real enemy is that a**hole — Donald Trump.”

John Burton At Democratic Convention led the chants

In another incident of chanting involving Trump (indirectly this time), a man wearing a Trump campaign hat was removed from a United Airlines’ Plane amid chants of “Lock him up! Lock him up!” The incident appeared as a parody of Trump’s rally which often saw crowds chant “Lock her up!” referring to Hillary Clinton.

Alexis Zimmerman, who was flying on the same plane, said, “Obviously, the hat provoked some of the stuff.”

She further added that the man took the aisle seat and refused to let anyone sit beside him as he wanted to sit in the whole row by himself.

The man claimed that he was diabetic and informed others that in 45 minutes, he would collapse from not drinking his soda. He also dared the crew members to handcuff and drag him off the plane. However, the United crew remained calm during the entire incident.

Another passenger said that the man in question called another female “Hillary” and a “lesbian.” The man also stated he was aware that people did not like his hat. The man was removed from the plane after hours of persuasion by the local police. It is not clear who he was and whether he was jailed.

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