***Dem. Convention LiveWire*** Party Disunity Highlighted on Day One

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Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the chaotic Democratic National Convention. Monday’s theme is ironically “United Together” and featured speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), First Lady Michelle Obama, and DREAMers. Outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not gavel in the convention after she was booed this morning at a breakfast and Sanders’s delegates threatened to protest if she showed up on the floor. Earlier in the day, Sanders’s supporters booed Sanders when he asked them to support the Clinton-Kaine ticket.

All times eastern.

12:35: Trump: Rigged Election Has Caused Sanders to Lose His Drive. “He wants to go  home and sleep.”

12:30: Mainstream media “homers” can’t stop gushing over the Dem. convention, trying to hide the party’s many deficiencies. Media that spent every waking minute highlighting neutered”Never Trump” crowd trying to minimize the “Bernie or Bust” movement that caused many more disruptions. “Objective” media reporters who spent every hour lambasting Republicans for not reaching out to “independents” (Trump leads with them in national polls) and Democrats (Trump reached out to Sanders supporters on trade) give Democrats a complete pass for not doing “outreach” to Republicans.

12:25: GOP sellout Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC praising the Democrats’s bench while trashing the GOP’s depth. She will get lots of pats on the head tonight–that’s why she’s a useful “Republican” tool for MSNBC.




11:55: Interesting observation:

11:50: “For a bowl of porridge.”

11:47: Jeff Greenfield on Michelle Obama’s future in politics:

11:45: Bernie responds to Trump:

11:43: Palestinian flag flies at Dem. convention:

11:32: MSNBC interviewing Sanders supporters who say Sanders did not move them to vote for Clinton. One thinks she will vote for the Green Party in the fall. Another says “the main thing is trust” when asked what is holding her back from supporting Clinton.

11:28: Convention now in recess. Three more days of chaos left.

11:20: Strong “No TPP” chants–Sanders cracks a grin–as Sanders says “we have to make sure that TPP does not get to the floor in the lame-duck session.” Sanders says he will do everything he can to make Clinton the next president.

Who knew Sanders could deliver some off-script remarks?

11:19: Trump on Dem. featured speakers:

11:09: Sanders now railing against Citizens United and promises that Clinton will end the “movement toward oligarchy” and appoint Justices who will overturn Citizens United while protecting abortion rights, workers rights, the rights of the LGBT community (not LGBTQ community), the needs of immigrants, and the environment. And he’s going over the standard Dem. laundry list of issues–immigration, criminal justice reform, health care, etc. He says Clinton realizes our “diversity is our strength,” unlike Trump.

11:05: Sanders says Clinton “must become the next President of the United States.”  Crowd chanting “Bernie! Bernie!”

11:03: Interesting observation:

10:55: Sad Sanders supporters.

10:53: Sanders now calls out the media. His supporters boo.

10:51: Sanders says it’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of Warren. He thanks the hundreds of thousands of people who actively participated in his campaign. Sanders says he understands that many are “disappointed” about the final results. He says nobody is more disappointed than he is (seriously? From a guy who gave Clinton a pass on her emails and signaled from the beginning that he wasn’t in it to win it?) Sanders says together we have started a revolution to “transform” American and “our revolution continues.” He says he looks forward to the votes of his delegates during the roll call tomorrow.


10:49: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), often robotic and seemingly incapable of improvising to the crowd, about to deliver his speech. Expect the same platitudes from an overrated politician.

10:45: From Breitbart’s Joel Pollak in Philadelphia: Defiant Bernie Supporter:


(Joel Pollak/Breitbart News)

10:32: Sanders supporters chanted “We Trusted You” During Warren’s remarks. She accuses Trump of pitting white workers in Ohio against black workers in North Carolina when Trump has said he wants to help poor whites AND poor blacks who are impacted by illegal immigration and terrible trade deals.

[Warren giving a standard speech against a “generic” Republican. But Trump isn’t that “generic” Republican like Romney. Attack line not going to work.]

10:30: BREITBART NEWS IN PHILADELPHIA: Sanders supporters booing calls for unity:

10:25: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on stage. “Native Americans” now represented tonight. Warren says Trump inherited a fortune from his father and kept it rolling by skipping out on people. Warren going over her biography. No mention of her “Native American” heritage.

10:20: She says we can’t afford to sit back and be tired and cynical in this election. But will the Obama coalition be motivated by Clinton as they were by Obama? Not likely.

10:15: Clinton ally Paul Begala effusive in his praise of Michelle Obama, whom they desperately need:

And here’s why: Clinton can’t say, like Obama, she wakes up every morning in a house built by slaves and speak of people, despite the “lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation,” who kept striving.

(Van Jones reportedly moved to tears.)

10:14: Michelle Obama slams Trump and the mainstream media gush:

10:06: Michelle Obama, referencing Trump’s birtherism, says “when they go low, we go high.” She says there is one person she believes is truly qualified to be president–“our friend, Hillary Clinton.” She touts Clinton’s lifelong service to children and says Clinton didn’t pack up and leave when she lost the 2008 election and accepted the Sec. of State nomination. Michelle Obama says Clinton could have decided that all of the criticisms–including of her laugh–was too much but she never “buckled under pressure.”

10:05: Michelle Obama takes the stage.

10:01: Now this should be interesting. First Lady Michelle Obama on deck to speak about Hillary Clinton.

9:36: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) energizing the crowd. Booker, for some reason, rails against “rugged individualism” and says Americans accomplish things together. Booker says we are called to be a “nation of love” and not “tolerance.” He says, “If you want to go, fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” He is talking about the need to “pay it forward” and praising Clinton. “Black Lives Matter” chants heard as Booker talks about prison reform.

[Booker giving the type of speech that Clinton is incapable of giving.]

9:32: Eva Longoria says she is proud to say “I’m with her.” She points out that Texas used to be a part of Mexico and the “border crossed us.”

9:15: The vile Sarah Silverman now on stage with Franken. Silverman now speaking, turning off Middle America. And now she’s turning off the convention crowd when she says she, as a Bernie supporter, is proudly voting for Clinton, and she is BOOOOed. Silverman says the “Bernie or Bust” people are being “ridiculous.”

9:05: Disability rights advocate says Clinton sees her while Trump “shouts” and “bullies” vulnerable Americans. She says she feels bad for someone who has “that  much hate” in their heart. She says Clinton sees her while Trump doesn’t and doesn’t speak for her.

8:50: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says our policies are stuck in the Mad Men era while Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who gets a rousing ovation for mention his friend, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), says he is an expert on right-wing megalomaniacs. He is mocking Trump University and encouraging voter turnout.

8:36: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) gets to speak at at a Clinton Dem. convention unlike his father, who could not speak at Bill Clinton’s 1992 Dem. convention because of his opposition to abortion.

8:22: Jason Collins says before he came out publicly, he came out to the Clinton family. He has known them for 20+ years (Collins went to Stanford with Chelsea).

8:20: Jason and Jarron Collins now speaking at the convention. Jarron asks how do you tell your kids not to bully if the president is one. He asks how he asks his children to respect their heritage (his wife is Mexican-American) if Trump disparages it?

8:19: SI SE PUEDE:

8:15: Gutierrez says deporting illegal immigrants is a “sick” fantasy and also vows to take on the NRA with Hillary as president.

8:13: LUIS GUTIERREZ (D-IL) now addressing the convention. He says his parents grew up in rural Puerto Rico and weren’t educated and did not speak English. He says they didn’t even have a winter coat and came to the U.S. while they were teenagers. Gutierrez, who was born in Chicago, says they were born American citizens and politicians called them “criminals.” Gutierrez said nobody stood up against the bigotry so “you better believe “I WILL RAISE MY VOICE AGAINST A BIGOT WHO BELIEVES A JUDGE WHO WAS BORN IN INDIANA CAN’T DO HIS JOB BECAUSE HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN MEXICO.” He accuses Trump of being a “bully” who calls Mexicans “criminals and rapists.”  He blasts Trump for promising to round up illegal immigrants and put up a wall. “You have joined me in that fight and so has Hillary Clinton,” he says. “She stands with us… so America remains a welcoming nation.”

8:09: DREAMER Astrid Silva now speaking as Dems. trying hard to gin up minority voters who may not be enthusiastic about Clinton–or her VP pick.

8:04: Karla Ortiz, whose parents are illegal immigrants, says her parents were always crying but she didn’t understand why. Ortiz says she was born in Nevada and her parents came here looking for a better life. She says she is “scared” on most days that “at any moment” her mom and dad will be “forced to leave.” She says Hillary Clinton wants her to have the worries of an 11-year-old and not the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her mom, an illegal immigrant, now addresses the crowd in Spanish.

7:55: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) says “we must say no” to bad trade deals like TPP. “No TPP” chants thunder throughout the arena.

7:49: Demi Lovato talks about mental illnesses, touts her support of Clinton, and performs:

7:45: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) talking about opioid addiction. Though Trump has repeatedly talking about opioid addiction on the trail and how strong borders are needed to prevent drugs from flowing across the border, Shaheen falsely accuses Trump of not understanding the crisis.

7:45: Sanders signs being confiscated?

7:33: Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers President, attacking Trump for making millions while “ripping off” workers and small businesses. She SCREAMS that Clinton is the most qualified person to run for president in her lifetime. Crowd chanting “Bernie! Bernie!”

7:23: Labor leaders Lee Saunders and Richard Trumka touting Clinton, but their rank and file may vote for Trump. Trumka  says Trump is a “phony” and not a “tough guy” for outsourcing jobs.

7:16: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh now addressing the convention.

7:04: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) touting the work of the Hispanic caucus. Her sister, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), joins her on stage as she accuses Trump of calling Mexicans “rapists.” She blames Trump for inspiring racism and says “who we vote for says a lot about our values.”


7:02: Clinton campaign chair John Podesta now speaking, thanking Democrats for volunteering their time and donating. “This is your victory,” he says. He says this is the victory of everyone who supported Sanders. Mix of boos and applause.

7:00: Sanders trying to calm down his supports:



6:52: Clinton campaign sending out whip leaders to try to minimize booing:

6:48: Malloy predictably touting more gun control.

6:47: CT Gov. Malloy speaking, reinforcing Clinton’s weaknesses:


6:45: Jerry springer at convention:


6:40: Philly Mayor Kenney speaking, comparing Trump to the “know-nothings.” He’s touting the city’s soda tax.

6:38: Bill Clinton reportedly at convention.

6:19: New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charlie Rangel’s (D-NY) successor, says he will be the “first member of Congress who was once undocumented as an immigrant. You take that, Donald Trump!” 

6:12: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) says it’s her pleasure to nominate “our first sister president.” Smattering of boos. New York politicians join Lowey on stage.

6:08: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) says he stands here in support of Hillary Clinton. He’s predictably booed. He says Trump is trying to “make America meaner.”

6:05: Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA), no relation to Matt, speaking about his father, a janitor, and mother, a school crossing guard. Even he is booed when he mentions Hillary Clinton.

5:58: Trump:

5:55: Anti-TPP chants during Cummings’s speech:


5:50: Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, a prominent Sanders supporter, is now speaking. He says he is proud to be one of Sanders’s 1,900 delegates. Jealous says today is a day “we begin to unify” to defeat Trump. Sanders’s delegates give him a thumbs down when he mentions Clinton. But boos a bit more muted because of Jealous’s strong support of Sanders during the primary.

5:35: From Breitbart’s Joel Pollak:

5:30: Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-MD) touts the party’s history on civil rights and then says “Black Lives Matter.” He then, in the same breath, says “ours is the party of unity.”

While he’s speaking, “No TPP” chants on the floor can be heard.

5:20: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) now addressing the convention. More boos when he mentions Clinton’s name. This is going to be a nightmare for Dems.

5:17: Crowd chanting “this is what democracy looks like.” Someone on the floor also shouted “viva la revolution.”

5:15: From Breitbart’s Joel Pollak: Anti-TPP signs on the convention floor.


5:05: Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb compares Clinton/Sanders to LeBron/Curry… without ANY SENSE OF IRONY AT ALL.

5:01: DNC issues apology:

4:45: Rep. Marsha Fudge (D-OH) accepts gavel as permanent chair of convention. Crowd chanting “Bernie! Bernie!” as she touts Clinton-Kaine. Fudge says we are living in a time of “social unrest, hate speech, and war.” And she says “Hillary Clinton was born for such a time as this.” Fudge is booed after saying, “excuse me!” Fudge says she will be fair and asks for “respect.” “We are all Democrats… so let’s act like it.” Crowd is booing. Fudge seems startled by the reaction.

4:43: Many delegates are holding “Stop TPP” signs at the convention.

4:35: Photos from Breitbart News’s team of reporters on the ground in Philadelphia. Breitbart’s Pollak outside the perimeter.


(Joel Pollak/Breitbart News)

4:30: Sanders supporters BOO INVOCATION, chant “Bernie! Bernie!”

4:27: CHAOS:

4:24: Boyz II Men on stage with “Motownphilly.” No “Water Runs Dry”?

4:22: Sanders protesters outside the convention hall.  CNN is reporting that Bernie protesters are blocking delegates from getting into Wells Fargo and literally laying in front of the entrance. From Breitbart’s Joel Pollak in Philadelphia:

Bernie Protesters

(Joel Pollak/Breitbart News)

4:21: Rawlings-Blake says she is the “temporary secretary of the Democratic National Convention” and welcomes all to the convention. She calls the 47th Dem. convention to order.


4:18: Unity?

4:15: Says it all:

4:10: FLASHBACK: Rawlings-Blake “gave space” to thugs and rioters “who wished to destroy.”

4:05: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting ready to gavel in the Dem. convention.


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