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New York AG Letitia James Heckled With ‘Trump’ Chants During Speech at NYC Firefighters Event

New York Attorney General Letitia James encountered a mixed reception, including boos and chants for Trump, during her speech at a promotion ceremony for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). 

James addressed the audience and acknowledged the contentious atmosphere.

Arrival and Response to Boos

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As Letitia James approached the podium, she was met with a blend of applause and boos from the crowd.

Decorum in the House of God

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Attempting to diffuse the tension, James reminded the audience of the solemnity of the occasion, urging them to maintain decorum within the “house of God.”

Acknowledgment of Heckling

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Despite initial attempts to commence her speech, Letitia James paused, acknowledging the booing from some members of the audience. 

She encouraged the crowd to settle down, expressing gratitude for their willingness to express themselves.

Heckling and Chants

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During her speech, the heckling intensified, with some attendees chanting Trump’s name, ostensibly as a display of support for the former president.

Trump Civil Fraud Case

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The animosity stemmed from James’s involvement in the civil fraud case against Trump’s business empire, which concluded with a significant financial penalty against him.

Reflections on Contentious Issues

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Letitia James reflected on the trial and its aftermath, highlighting the legal battle between her office and Donald Trump.

$450M Penalty Ruling

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The judge’s ruling imposed $450 million in financial penalties on Trump and restricted his future involvement in New York businesses for a significant duration. 

Donald Trump has said that he will appeal the court’s decision. 

Request for Prayer

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Letitia James called upon the incoming chaplain to offer prayers for all firefighters, including those who may have expressed dissent during her remarks.

Personal Anecdote

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She shared a personal anecdote, saying, “Pray for those firefighters who stood with me when my mother was dying, and they worked on her for an hour in my house, not knowing who I was.  And I thank them. I thank those members of FDNY who worked on her body and prayed over her body when she died.” 

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