Democrat anger and bitterness were palpable in Sacramento, California on Saturday.
Outgoing California Democratic Party chairman John Burton left his position by waving his middle fingers in the air and leading the convention hall in a chant of “F*ck Donald Trump.”
— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) May 20, 2017
Politico’s Carla Marinucci, who tweeted video of the moment, reports Burton received a standing ovation.
The Associated Press reported on the moment, too, and showed party members joining in:
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
Sacramento Bee political reporter Christopher Cadelago fondly called it a “mic drop moment for the 84-year-old.”
John Burton's closing remakes to his California Democratic Party, both middle fingers up: "Fuck Donald Trump." Mic drop for the 84-year-old.
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) May 20, 2017
— ❄️️cballetto❄️️ (@cballetto) May 20, 2017
Cameras captured House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former Obama Labor Secretary Hilda Solis laughing as Burton flipped off the president:
— Evelyn White 🇺🇸 (@EvelynWhiteGOP) May 21, 2017