MSNBC Host: Walker Crowd Chants ‘We Want Trump’ At Campaign Launch

Derek Hunter Contributor
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Abby Huntsman, co-host of “The Cycle” on MSNBC and daughter of former Republican presidential candidate and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, thought she heard something odd at Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign kick-off event. It was something so odd, in fact, that she had to tell the world via Twitter. It turns out she was horribly, horribly wrong.

Huntsman was sure that, as Walker was entering the arena to a cheering crowd, large members of that crowd started chanting “We want Trump!” She wrote, “Scott Walker walks out to chants, ‘we want Trump.’ Wow that is unbelievable.”

This would indeed be shocking if, at a carefully orchestrated campaign launch event, staffers had failed to noticed the crowd was overrun with supporters of an opponent. But it didn’t happen.

What the crowd was chanting, as would be expected, was, “We want Scott,” a reference to the candidate they were there to hear speak. Huntsman was quickly informed of her obvious error, deleted the tweet and issued a non-apology apology.

When I pointed out that her apology contained an obvious qualifier that made it anything but an apology, the MSNBC host brushed it aside and asked to move on.