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Anti-Trump Cheers Break Out on Fox News After World Cup Win

Fox News screenshot
Fox News screenshot

Expletive-laced shouts filled a live broadcast from a bar in France. 

The crowd at a bar in France made clear on Fox News whose side they chose in the feud between U.S. Women's Soccer and President Donald Trump.

Chants of "Fuck Trump" erupted during a live broadcast from a bar moments after the U.S. team won its fourth World Cup title.

The incident occurred shortly after the championship game on Sunday. Fox News broke to foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot, who was reporting live.

"History has just been made. ... We are here in a sports bar in Lyon, France. Listen to it," Palkot said.

But just then, fans sent a loud, expletive-laden message to the president.

The chant seemed clearly fueled by a strangely timed feud between President Donald Trump and team co-captain Megan Rapinoe. The athlete had said she won't visit the White House in the event of a World Cup win. That prompted the leader of the nation to go on a since-deleted Twitter rant about the leader of a sports team representing the nation.

Rapinoe had originally entered the controversy by saying "I'm not going to the fucking White House," which helped inform the choice of words by fans in the French sports bar just as Fox News went live.

Palkot immediately attempted to explain the choice of setting for the broadcast.

"We are in a sports bar," he explained. "We were gonna be outside. We were gonna be looking at a screen with the football taping there, but in fact that game was canceled by the officials because they were worried about security measures, so the American fans here, they came in from that location over to this sports bar."

"It's been a great, crazy time here," he continued.

Palkot attempted to stick to the sports milestone even with the chants, noting the U.S. winning the cup for a second consecutive time and a record fourth win.

As he later interviewed spectators in the crowd, they too celebrated the women on the team. He also acknowledged that many of the fans supported what the women stood for politically in addition to how they played.

As Palkot went to the crowd and asked fans if they had any doubt the U.S. team would win, one man turned the question political.

"None whatsoever," he said of the team. "Now we need to win in 2020. Democrats! Get that racist out of the White House."

Palkot tried to move past the response.

"They are very happy," he said of fans. "It's a political thing too, as you can see."

Trump, for his part, congratulated the team on Twitter. That tweet remains viewable.

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