CNN’s Sally Kohn triggered by ‘USA’ chant at SOTU, but got ‘misty’ over it in 2012

The left’s reaction to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech has been nothing short of absolutely insane. On Tuesday, CNN contributor Sally Kohn appeared to be triggered over a chant of “USA” that spontaneously broke out during the speech.  In 2012, however, she had a completely different reaction to it.

“I am a patriot and I love my country but the way people have been chanting ‘USA’ lately, especially in response to nationalist hate mongering, sends chills down my spine,” she said on Twitter.

Translation: With a Republican president, chanting “USA!” is somehow hateful.

In 2012, however, she tweeted this: “Crowd chanting “USA! USA!” after anthem, and I’m misty.

So what happened since then?  Could it be that America elected a Republican?

Or could it be that there was just a little too much patriotism at the State of the Union for Kohn’s taste?

Reaction on Twitter was, well, predictable.  Some users, for example, pointed out Kohn’s hypocrisy:

Others weighed in:

And at least one person questioned her patriotism:

Kohn, however, wasn’t the only one triggered by the chant.  As we reported earlier, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., was so upset he stormed out of the chamber.  You can see video of that here.

The Daily Wire noted:

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.”

One person asked:

Kohn responded by admitting her partisanship, tweeting: “Sure, partisanship is part of the answer. But it also I think there’s a difference between ‘USA = beacon of equal opportunity for all, and leader of justice in the world’ and ‘USA first, and best, and shut the borders and bomb anyone who disagrees'”

And got schooled:

We agree.  It’s time for the insanity to stop.

This isn’t the first time Kohn has stepped in “it,” as we’ve reported before.  She once claimed, for example, that it’s good that conservatives aren’t allowed to speak at colleges and actually defended Sharia law in an attack on Trump.  You can catch up on our coverage of Sally Kohn here.


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