Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign discussed intentionally getting “diverse” crowds to do “U-S-A chants” to counter the “angry white guy” chants heard at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rallies.
Clinton’s paid media director Oren Shur suggested to other campaign officials they should “be more purposeful about generating the U-S-A, U-S-A chants during her riff about the need for togetherness and unity,” according to a hacked email from campaign chair John Podesta released by WikiLeaks.
Shur thought USA chants from a “diverse” audience would be a “subtle, yet powerful, contrast to the angry white guy U-S-A chants at Trump events when he spews un-American hate talk,” according to the leaked March 2016 email.
Here’s the entire email:
Just a thought … in the Miami speech, the diverse crowd behind HRC holding the little American flags was very cool – and at one point, a small U-S-A chant broke out … Maybe something like this is already in works, but wonder if tomorrow night, we should be more purposeful about generating the U-S-A, U-S-A chants during her riff about the need for togetherness and unity (assuming that’s still part of the speech), with people holding the little American flags – since that’s what America is really about. Would be a subtle, yet powerful, contrast to the angry white guy U-S-A chants at Trump events when he spews un-American hate talk.
The email was part of WikiLeak’s 11th email dump from Podesta’s account, and gives an inside look at the internal operations of the Clinton campaign.
Podesta has not confirmed the authenticity of all the released emails, and instead has argued he’s the victim of Russian hackers.
“I’ve been involved in politics for nearly five decades, and this definitely is the first campaign that I’ve been involved with in which I’ve had to tangle with Russian intelligence agencies, who seem to be doing everything they can on behalf of our opponent,” Podesta told reporters at a recent campaign stop in Florida.
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