Trump tells crowd to talk to Jeff Sessions about chants to lock up Clinton

President Trump told supporters Friday that that they’d have to “speak to Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE” after the crowd chanted “lock her up” in response to a reference to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“You’ve got to speak to Jeff Sessions about that,” Trump said, after allowing the “lock her up” chants to continue for several seconds. He was speaking at a rally for Alabama GOP candidate Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeRoy Moore Facebook page shares provocative memes on NFL anthem protests Poll: Moore has lead, Dems see opportunity in Ala. Senate race GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE.

Sessions is the U.S. attorney general.

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The “lock her up” chant was frequently heard at Trump rallies throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.

After he won the election, Trump told supporters “we don’t care” about the chant anymore.

“That plays great before the election — now we don't care, right?” Trump said at a rally in Michigan in December.

Trump appeared at a rally Friday for Strange ahead of the upcoming Alabama Senate primary to fill Sessions's previous Senate seat.

Strange, who was endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.), is facing off against ex-Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who has the support of former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.