WATCH an Angry Democrat WALK OUT of the State of the Union When Crowd Chants ‘USA!’ (VIDEO)


Luis Gutierrez

Of all the things Democrats hate about President Trump, nothing seems to infuriate them like his patriotism.

During the State of the Union speech Tuesday night, a patriotic statement by the President brought the crowd to its feet with a chant of “USA!”

That was too much for one Democrat to bear, as he appears to have walked out of the speech in disgust when he heard the chant. He, however, denies it.


In the video posted below, as President Trump discusses the capitol building as a monument to the American people, the crowd breaks into a chant of “USA!” As video from the NBC broadcast showed, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) got up and walked out of the speech in apparent anger.

Gutierrez denies that was the case. In a series of tweets, he claimed he had to leave to give an interview.

Roll Call, via MSN.com, noted Gutierrez’s later response to the speech.

The Illinois Democrat, a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, exited the House chamber as many in the crowd chanted, “USA, USA, USA,” near the conclusion of Trump’s speech.

Gutierrez wasted no time issuing a statement trashing, in his words, “an outwardly, explicitly racist American President.”

“Even though I disagreed with almost everything he said, for Trump, the speech was clear and well-delivered,” Gutierrez said in the statement.

“Whoever translated it for him from Russian did a good job.”

Gutierrez, who is of Puerto Rican descent and lived on the island for three years during high school, has been an outspoken advocate for providing a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers, immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who have no criminal background and are enrolled in school or work.

Though they lack legal documents of identification, Dreamers are protected from arrest and deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program initiated by an executive order from then-President Barack Obama in 2012.

Trump announced last September he would let DACA expire on March 5, giving Congress six months to reach a deal on the Dreamers. With just a month left before the deadline, Democrats and Republicans have not struck a deal.

Gutierrez does not foresee one, either, he said.

“The White House agenda is to gut legal immigration in exchange for allowing some of the Dreamers to live here. For those of us who support legal immigration, and that’s most Democrats and many Republicans, it won’t fly,” he said in his post-SOTU statement. “The Dreamers themselves have said they do not want legal status if it comes at the expense of others who will suffer more as part of the bargain. The speech did nothing to bring the pro- and anti-immigrant sides closer together.”

Gutierrez saw the speech as a blip in an otherwise insulting and harsh first year in office for Trump.

“Puerto Rico is a metaphor for how this President sees all Latinos and people of color: he does not see us as his equals and he does not see us as fellow human beings,” Gutierrez said.

“If you look at how the President has treated Puerto Rico, you have to conclude that he just doesn’t care and probably thinks of Puerto Rico as just another shithole country.”

Here is the video of the walkout by Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

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