The Hidden Reason Why There Were So Many 'Hillary!' Chants During Clinton's Nomination Speech

| JUL 29, 2016 | 3:41 AM

Hillary Clinton made her big acceptance speech of the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States.

There was a nearly constant stream of applause and chants of “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!” There were moments when the chants sprung up as if out of nowhere, or while Mrs. Clinton attempted to talk over them.

Many people in attendance at the DNC reported the real reason for so many chants: drowning out the angry yelling of Bernie Sanders supporters.

Independent Journal Review's Benny Johnson reported from the DNC.

Many others noticed the loud heckling, too:

Vox's Matt Yglesias also reported on the chanting:

The chanting was persistent:

It wasn't the only form of trolling that the Bernie Sanders supporters did of Hillary Clinton that night.

Meanwhile, outside the nomination was more protesting and mayhem.

The presidential nomination may have seemed like a smooth and scripted occasion with plenty of applause and enthusiasm.

Beneath the well-orchestrated exterior, however, was a party that is still very much divided—at least for now.