Schumer Leads Awkward ‘Hillary’ Chant at Clinton Rally


Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) encouraged Hillary Clinton supporters to join him in a monotone “Hillary” chant at a campaign event in New York Wednesday.

“Hill-a-ry, Hill-a-ry, Hill-a-ry,” Schumer said and pumped his fist.

He raised his fist to the sky and let out a screechy cheer.

“Woooooo,” he said. In response, Clinton gave a peppy double-thumbs-up.

Schumer’s attempt to invigorate the crowd follows another such attempt by Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D., Wis.) at a Clinton campaign event in Wisconsin on Wednesday when the senator asked the crowd to cheer for Clinton “with an enthusiasm.”

“I am proud to say, without hesitation, I’m with her,” Shilling said. “Can we all say that together on the count of three with enthusiasm?”

“One, two, three,” Shilling said, and the crowd echoed the back, “I’m with her.”

The Clinton campaign suffers an enthusiasm gap with rival Bernie Sanders, who has captured the hearts of young people.

In an attempt to close the gap, Clinton has raised her voice in an attempt to appear more passionate. She has also appealed to her experience as secretary of state, Senator of New York, and first lady. To gain the millennial vote, Clinton has racked up celebrity endorsements from the likes of Lena Dunham, George Clooney, and Katy Perry.

Sanders voters have taken to creating videos that show how passionate they are about their candidate, including one called “Bernie Bae” and another titled “FEEL THE BERN the Music Video – An Anthem for BERNIE SANDERS.”

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