Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Campaign Hoped to Contrast ‘Angry White Guy U-S-A Chants at Trump Events’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to supporters during a campaign rally on Super Tuesday in Miami on March 1, 2016. Democrat Hillary Clinton scored a string of early wins on Super Tuesday, US networks projected, putting her closer to the presidential nomination. / AFP / RHONA WISE (Photo credit …

“Just a thought,” emailed Oren Shur, the Director of Paid Media for Hillary Clinton’s campaign to his boss Robby Mook.

His idea? Start generating “USA!” chants at Hillary Clinton rallies with a group of diverse supporters waving American flags, according to the latest release of John Podesta’s emails from WikiLeaks.

Shur wrote:

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.

The campaign staffer argued that it would help the campaign contrast their hopeful message with the atmosphere of the Trump campaign.

“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,” he added.

Shur floated his idea prior to a Clinton rally in Miami in March.

“I really like that,” Mook replied, adding John Podesta and several other senior campaign officials to the email.


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