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California Dem leader leads 'f**k Trump' chant at convention while holding up two middle fingers
California Demacratic Party chairman John Burton gives two middle fingers to President Donald Trump while leading Democratic crowd in "f**k Trump" chant. (Image via Twitter/@cballetto)

California Dem leader leads 'f**k Trump' chant at convention while holding up two middle fingers

At the 2017 California Democratic convention over the weekend, the anger over President Donald Trump was palpable.

Speaking at the convention, outgoing California Democratic Party chairman John Burton reportedly led the crowd in a "f**k" Trump chant while holding up two middle fingers, according to video and pictures taken at the event.

The Associated Press confirmed the accounts. From its report :

In a sign of the vigor of the party’s distaste for the president, outgoing party Chair John Burton, a longtime Democratic lawmaker and powerbroker known for his blunt and profane manner, extended two middle fingers in the air as the crowd cheered and joined him.

“F--- Donald Trump,” he said

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

A reporter for the Sacramento Bee called Burton's outburst a "mic drop" moment for 84-year-old politician.

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Burton, who has been the leader of the California Democratic Party since 2009, was previously a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California in two districts. He also served in the California General Assembly on two separate occasions.

During the convention, Burton was also caught on camera telling protesters to "shut the f**k up and go outside" prior to Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez taking the stage, according to a reporter.

A separate picture also appears to show House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who served under former President Barack Obama, laughing on stage while Burton has his middle fingers in the air.

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