A lot can go wrong during a live broadcast. Fox News was reminded of this when they cut to a reporter inside a sports bar in Lyon, France after the United States national women's team won a record fourth World Cup.
The reporter Greg Palkot barely gets a chance to say where he is when the crowd behind him begins a chant. But instead of "USA" or another form of traditional support for the winning team, the crowd chose something quite different.
@FoxNews here's better quality https://t.co/pecoFWGjMg— Sara Pearl (@Sara Pearl)1562521231.0
There is little love lost between the new World Cup champions—who repeated their victory from the last global tournament—and the President. President Donald Trump began an attack via Twitter on national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after old video of her saying she would not visit the White House surfaced.
The President has a habit of not inviting women's championship teams anyway, so there was no invitation to refuse when Rapinoe made her comments. But many who believe in equality for women, minorities and LGBTQ people are reluctant to visit the Trump White House.
With the contentious relationship between the White House and the women's national team, it is unclear if the crowd chant was in support of the World Cup champs or strictly a commentary on President Trump intended as a message to Fox News viewers.
After MoveOn.org senior video producer Sara Pearl shared the footage, it quickly climbed to almost 6 million views. And a hashtag was born:
The United States President found few allies in the comments on the video.
@skenigsberg @FoxNews The greatest thing EVER broadcast on FoxNews!— Jacquie G (@Jacquie G)1562547640.0
@jezziebezzie @skenigsberg @FoxNews The only true thing ever seen on Fox News— tranzen Dentall (@tranzen Dentall)1562568368.0
@EdwardF42627053 @skenigsberg @FoxNews Hello bot, no your president is a moron slob who humiliates his nation every single day.— boxcar909 🥚 (@boxcar909 🥚)1562585048.0
@skenigsberg @FoxNews Truer words have never been spoken on FOX news— Sewell Whitney (@Sewell Whitney)1562551991.0
@skenigsberg @FoxNews I think the whole world was shouting the same thing.— November Is Coming (@November Is Coming)1562521689.0
People pointed out the reporter's reaction once he realized exactly what the crowd was saying.
@skenigsberg @FoxNews I like how he starts saying “listen to them...” and then stops when he realizes what they’re chanting 😂— AdCo (@AdCo)1562564445.0
@skenigsberg @FoxNews Best part was "Listen to what they... uh, erm..."— Kristian Falcon (@Kristian Falcon)1562551779.0
@theUSpopulation @skenigsberg @FoxNews His face sorta caves right at the end. That's my favorite bit. Poor guy. A job is a job.— Kevin Moriarty (@Kevin Moriarty)1562577182.0
People seized the opportunity to poke fun at a recent Trump foible regarding the advent of air travel. During his July 4th address, the President claimed Revolutionary War forces took control of airports.
@skenigsberg @EricBoehlert @FoxNews Obviously the French are still bitter about us taking the airports during the French and Indian war— Jeremy (@Jeremy)1562522303.0
@DSky3 @skenigsberg @EricBoehlert @FoxNews And drinking all the Duty-Free, don't forget😎!— An Ein (@An Ein)1562523968.0
@bgn5649 @DSky3 @skenigsberg @EricBoehlert @FoxNews We will never forget George Washington’s early morning meltdowns on Twitter. Never!— Camille Chalmeau (@Camille Chalmeau)1562530830.0
@CamiChal @puppia18 @bgn5649 @DSky3 @skenigsberg @EricBoehlert @FoxNews Yeah, used to read them on the way to the airport.— Helga (@Helga)1562542102.0
Some made sure to tag the official presidential government Twitter account.
@skenigsberg @FoxNews Congrats @POTUS ... you’ve made the USA the laughingstock of the world !— Sick Of Hypocrites (@Sick Of Hypocrites)1562522417.0
@Robadine1 @SicOfHypocrites @skenigsberg @FoxNews @POTUS Don't worry, we frenchies are not laughing at you as much… https://t.co/KCBAwP8nUA— Cycy l'Impératrice (@Cycy l'Impératrice)1562528293.0
One man stated the video gave him and a houseplant life.
@skenigsberg @FoxNews This video is turning my gray hairs black again. A plant beside me, dead long ago, has blossomed flowers.— rafael (@rafael)1562523432.0
And another suggested Fox News crews should receive the same welcome wherever they film live remotes. It turned out some people had.
@skenigsberg @nycsouthpaw @FoxNews Do this to all FOX news crews. Everywhere.— Echuta (@Echuta)1562521549.0
@Echuta @skenigsberg @nycsouthpaw @FoxNews When Fox & Friends came to my hometown for July 4 last year, a small gro… https://t.co/1XbWxuqLlM— Kelsey Helmick 🏳️🌈 (@Kelsey Helmick 🏳️🌈)1562522389.0
@helmickkm @skenigsberg @nycsouthpaw @FoxNews More of us need to be doing this. Good job! Photobomb their camera cr… https://t.co/XHsGcRIxvn— Echuta (@Echuta)1562522463.0
@Echuta @skenigsberg @nycsouthpaw @FoxNews Police wouldn’t let us close enough, so we just yelled. The young man po… https://t.co/cSdaXiqknu— Kelsey Helmick 🏳️🌈 (@Kelsey Helmick 🏳️🌈)1562524656.0
While it is unclear if the crowd was US citizens visiting France for the World Cup or a more international crowd, Sara Pearl had her own interpretation for the meaning of the chant.
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