Things were getting a little too patriotic for Democrats' comfort during President Donald Trump's widely popular State of the Union address on Tuesday night. When chants of "USA" erupted in the House chamber, Democratic lawmakers were visibly uncomfortable, many quickly looking for the exit when the speech was completed.
And there were plenty of leftist hot-takes on Twitter, too, over the chant. CNN's Sally Kohn, for instance, made her extreme discomfort with the "fear mongering" tactic known, while laughably underscoring how patriotic she is.
"I am a patriot and I love my country," wrote Kohn, "but the way people have been chanting ‘USA' lately, especially in response to nationalist hate mongering, sends chills down my spine."
Twitter reacted accordingly to Kohn's absurd comment.
Some Twitter warriors made note of Kohn's past feelings about the "USA" chant when it was done at the Democratic National Convention in 2012:
Hmm, this seems to be a clear case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. (Best of luck confronting the affliction, Sally!)
But the CNN commentator was not alone. As reported by The Daily Wire, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) "stormed out of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night after a pro-American chant broke out among hundreds of people in attendance."
The "USA" chant followed President Trump honoring those who've lost their lives for our freedom. "Young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy, and the fields beyond," said the president. "And others, who went down in the waters of the Pacific, and the skies all over Asia. And freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol. This living monument this is the monument to the American people."
Odd how a patriotic chant of "USA" was Democrat Gutierrez's cue to leave.