John Burton, the outgoing chair of the California Democratic Party, proclaimed, “f**k Donald Trump!” during an event speech on Saturday.
— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) May 20, 2017
Outgoing Dem chair John Burton: “all together now: fuck Donald Trump.” While crowd holds up two middle fingers. pic.twitter.com/mDvgkhY7uY
— Jonathan J. Cooper (@jjcooper) May 20, 2017
Burton also recently told protesters at an event to “shut the f**k up and go outside.” The protesters were reportedly in favor of single-payer and didn’t think the Democratic party was strong enough on the issue. Burton told them, “put your f*** sign down…we’re all for it.”
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— David Siders (@davidsiders) May 20, 2017
Burton was accused of sexual harassment in 2008. The woman who accused him said, “I had a dream of helping homeless children through a job I loved,” and that Burton, “turned that dream into a sexual harassment nightmare and quite frankly a living hell,” by allegedly commenting on her nipples, breasts, and thongs.
Burton settled the $10 million suit with the accuser.
Other comments reportedly made during the convention included Sen. Kamala Harris accusing Trump of having a policy of, “Russia First, America Second.”