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New York Attorney General Letitia James was booed at a firefighters’ ceremony on Thursday, drowned out by a crowd who shouted: “Trump! Trump! Trump!” 

The booing erupted as James walked up to the podium to honor the swearing-in of the first African-American woman chaplain of the FDNY, the Rev. Pamela Holmes as well as other first responders. 

“Oh c’mon, we’re in a house of God. Simmer down,” James told the rowdy crowd. “Thank you for getting it out of your system.” 

New York Attorney General Letitia James telling the crowd to “simmer down.”  (FDNY)

James pressed away with her remarks, paying homage to first responders, but some in the crowd continued booing. 

The crowd began to repeatedly chant, “Trump!” Later in her speech, James said she prayed even for those firefighters in the audience booing her. 

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Chief of Department John Hodgens later admonished the rowdy behavior of the firefighters. 

“Today’s ceremony was about one thing: the accomplishments of the members being promoted,” he said. “The members whose behavior distracted from that celebration were an embarrassment and not befitting of the world’s best fire department.” 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Attorney General’s office for a response. 

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New York Attorney General said she is “prepared” to ask the judge to seize former President Donald Trump’s assets if he cannot pay the $354 million judgement handed down in his civil fraud case.  (ABC News/Screenshot/Brendan McDermid-Pool/Getty Images)

Late last year, James filed a lawsuit against the former president, alleging that he inflated his assets and committed fraud. 

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The ruling came down last month, mandating that Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee in the 2024 presidential race, is barred from operating his business in New York for three years and must pay a more than $350 million fine. 

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