Politics

Trump, Sanders Supporters Join Together to Protest Clinton Book Tour Event

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and President Donald Trump participated in a bipartisan protest of two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside of her book tour event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday.

Clinton spoke to more than 2,500 supporters at a sold-out event at the Broward  Center for the Performing Arts, where attendees paid $50 to $375 to see her promote her 2016 election book, What Happened, according to the Palm Beach Post.

In addition to discussing "common-sense gun reform" following the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, Clinton addressed climate change and blamed her 2016 presidential loss on a "perfect storm" of negative media coverage, the FBI investigation into her private email server, and "information warfare waged against us from within the Kremlin."

Supporters of Trump and Sanders, meanwhile, were outside the event trading jabs at Clinton and taking pictures together while holding up signs, according to a tracking video posted by the NTK Network.

One Sanders supporter complimented the Trump backers multiple times and said they were more well-mannered than Clinton supporters after taking a picture with two of them, one of whom was holding a sign that read, "What happened in Benghazi."

Another Sanders supporter held up a sign that said, "One person. One vote. #DNCLeaks  #ElectionFraud," which appeared to reference WikiLeaks publicizing Democratic National Committee emails that showed top officials criticizing the Sanders campaign, even though the organization publicly insisted that it was neutral in the 2016 Democratic primary.

The same Sanders backer also held up a Clinton cardboard cutout with several key words describing her as a "liar," "corruption," "the blood of Berta Caceres," and several other descriptors.

At the end of the video, both Sanders and Trump supporters held up a banner of former DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who resigned from her chairmanship last July. The banner said, "Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigned in Disgrace. Corrupt!"