Clinton Staffer Complained About ‘Angry White Guy U-S-A Chants’ at Trump Rallies
In one of the recently released Hillary Clinton campaign emails, one staffer tried to suggest ways to counteract what he saw as an “angry white guy” chant common to Donald Trump rallies: “U-S-A.”
Clinton’s Director of Paid Media Oren Shur reached out to campaign manager Robby Mook in March to offer his thoughts on a recent rally. “Just a thought… in the Miami speech, the diverse crowd behind HRC holding the little American flags was very cool,” he said. “And at one point, a small U-S-A chant broke out.”
Shur suggested the campaign should be more proactive about staging their own chant. “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… with people holding the little American flags.”
The reason for the chants, Shur argued, was to offer “a subtle, yet powerful, contrast to the angry white guy U-S-A chants at Trump events when he spews un-American hate talk.”
“I really like that,” Mook agreed.
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