Various officials from the Democratic Party recently met in Sacramento, where they discussed the state of the party and other issues.
California Democratic Chairman John Burton spoke to the crowd, chanting, “F*ck Donald Trump,” while raising his middle fingers to the crowd.
As he did that, none other than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laughed and cheered the crowd on.
California’s elected Democrats had tough words for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday, urging their party’s fired-up activists to work against the 14 Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation.
The party’s leaders blasted Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and presented California as the epicenter of liberal resistance to the president.
“U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, often mentioned as a potential candidate for president in 2020, accused Trump of putting “Russia first, America second.”
The convention comes less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during last year’s election — a charge Trump has vehemently denied and called a witch hunt.
In a sign of the vigor of the party’s distaste for the president, outgoing party Chair John Burton, a longtime Democratic lawmaker and powerbroker known for his blunt and profane manner, extended two middle fingers in the air as the crowd cheered and joined him.
“F— Donald Trump,” he said.
See footage from the meeting below:
— Jonathan J. Cooper (@jjcooper) May 20, 2017
— Team Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) May 20, 2017
— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) May 20, 2017
This type of behavior is so disgusting and is something that elected officials shouldn’t engage in. They don’t have to like Trump, but to shout such vulgar things is unbecoming and extremely disappointing.
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