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No, Scott Walker Did Not Announce Campaign to ‘We Want Trump’ Chant


As if Donald Trump could not hijack the 2016 presidential race any more than he already has, some commentators on Twitter spread the news Monday afternoon that as Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) took the stage to make his campaign announcement the crowd could be heard chanting, “We want Trump!”

The rumor seems to have started with MSNBC contributor and daughter of a former GOP presidential candidate, Abby Huntsman. She has since deleted her original insinuation after the rest of Twitter quickly corrected her:

But that didn’t stop it from spreading:

Actually, Walker’s first line was, “I love America.”

The general consensus here is that the crowd was definitively chanting “We want Scott!” and that people need to get Donald Trump out of their heads.

Watch video below, via CNN:

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